Kulgam police busted an extortionist gang who were extorting money from public including Panchs and Sarpunches of the Yaripora, Behibagh area. Police recovered letter pads of HM outfits and a fake gun from them, a police statement said on Saturday.
The statement said that police after receiving information regarding an extortionist gang being active in Yaripora, Behibagh area of Kulgam who had instilled fear in the general public including Panchs and Sarpanchs of area and was extorting money from them.
A case FIR number 16/2015 under section 420,386,506 RPC was registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation was taken up. During investigation police succeeded in apprehending three persons of the gang.
The arrested extortionists were identified as Javid Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Razak Lone, Showket Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool and Zubair Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone all residents of Shedcheck, Zainapora Shopian.
Police recovered threatening letters on letter pads of HM outfits and a fake gun used to extort money from them.
The accused according to police are being questioned and efforts are on to arrest the rest accused in the case.