Extortionists posing as Cops held

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Police arrested three extortionists impersonating as policemen and recovered a toy pistol from them at Pushroo, Achabal in Islamabad district on Wednesday, a police statement said.

“On a tip off, a police party of police station Achabal arrested three extortionists in Pushroo village while two managed to escape. The group was roaming in the area in police uniform with a toy pistol in a vehicle bearing registration number JK14 -4949 and extorting money from the locals,” the statement said.

“The extortionists were later identified as Abdul Jabbar Lone son of Rehmatullah, Reyaz Ahmad Shah son of Ghulam Mohammad and Mushtaq Wani residents of Chenani Udhampur.”

However, the statement informed, Javid Ahmad Lone son of Shamus ud din lone resident of Bastey, Chenani and Tippu resident of Larkipora managed their escape from the spot.

“The vehicle was also seized by the police. Achabal police has registered a case FIR number 78/2014 under section 419,393, 171/RPC and investigation has been taken up. Man hunt to nab the absconding extortionists has been launched,” it concluded.

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