Extortionist gang busted in Handwara: Police

KL Report


An extortionist gang was busted in Kupwara by police by arresting its three members and recovered cash looted from a victim a police statement said on Friday.

Giving details the statement said that a driver of a Sumo vehicle bearing registration number JK05A/1588 was stopped by four masked extortionists in the late evening hours at Patchkoot on May 22, 2014. Rs 13,500  was looted from him on a knife point. The driver of the vehicle informed the police.

A case FIR no. 20/2014 under section 341, 392/RPC was registered in police station Vilgam and investigation was taken up.

Handwara police detained many suspects for questioning. During questioning of the suspects police zeroed in on four persons involved in the extortion. Among them three accused including two brothers Tanveer Ahmad, Altaf Ahmad sons of Ghulam Rasool War and Mohammad Akbar Mir son-in-law of Abdul Gaffar Bhat residents of Patchkoot were arrested while the forth accused is absconding. Police has launched man hunt to nab him.

Rs 1800 and a knife used in the commission of the extortion has been recovered from them, police said.


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