SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two extortionists in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
Two extortionists Arbaz Ayoub Khan of Kwajapora Syedpora Rainawari & Sameer Ahmad Ahanger of Aqilmir Khanyar arrested by khanyar PS for threatening/demanding money for official works claiming to be middle-men. It was also found that they operate like a fraudster gang in downtown. pic.twitter.com/5d4BATPkjM
— Srinagar Police (@SrinagarPolice) January 5, 2023
A police spokesman in a statement said that on receipt of a complaint by Khanyar police Station against two persons namely Arbaz Ayoub Khan S/O Mohd Ayoub Khan R/O Kwajapora Syedpora Rainawari and Sameer Ahmad Ahanger S/O Bashir Ahmad Ahanger R/O Aqilmir Khanyar to the effect that the duo have threatened and demanded money from the complainant who is constructing a residential house with proper permission near Shiraz Chowk.
The spokesman said that according to the complaint the duo threatened him that they will not let him construct the said house if he did not pay them Rs 500000.
“On receipt of this complaint case FIR No. 02/ 2023 was lodged and the duo were arrested immediately. During the investigation of the case, it came to fore that the duo along with few others operate like a gang in Khanyar area of downtown and have been threatening innocent people, especially those who construct residential houses or commercial buildings, in order to extort money they used to claim links with influential people,” he said.
He added that people of the area have hailed the swift action of police in arresting these accused persons.
“The general public is requested not to fall prey to such fraudsters & to bring to the notice of the nearest police station any such person who they might come across,” said police spokesman in a statement.