Srinagar, Apr 16, KDC: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three extortionists including a BJP panch in North Kashmir’s Sopore.
Police in a statement to News Agency Kashmir Dot Com- (KDC) said “On a complaint received by Mudasir ah shiekh s/o gh mohd shiekh r/o Panzipora Sopore, son in law of Ghulam Nabi lone s/o ab ahad lone r/o hamdani coloney nadihal that during the intervening night 3/4 April 2021 that some unidentified persons barged into the in-laws’ house at Nadihal along with weapons and asked them to drop at south Kashmir and also took away two mobile phones and also threatened not to disclose to anyone.”
They said “In this regard FIR no 20 u/s 450, 506 IPC and 7/25 arms act was lodged at PS Panzalla, and investigation taken up. During investigation on technical evidences one panch namely Mehraj u din rather s/o Haji Mohd Akbar Rather r/o Minipora Krankshoon Sopore (BJP) was picked called up for questioning and he confessed the commission of crime with three more persons namely Mohd Saleem Wani s/o Gh Rasool Wani r/o Hardpora Achabal Anantnag (Sarpanch), Bashir Ah Lone s/o Mohd Shahbhan Lone r/o Nadihal and Mohd dilawar Khwaja s/o Sonnaulla Khwaja r/o Dachinpora Ruhama.”
During the course of investigation three persons called for questioning one mohd Saleem from anantnag who is also a sarpanch of bjp still at large, said Sopore Police.
“It transpired that Mehraj and Salim had planned to extort money from Lone Traders illegally. Mehraj had contacted Bashir, who further contacted Dilawar for obtaining some imitation weapons for committing the crime. These have also been recovered during investigation, and further efforts are underway to unearth more linkages,” reads the statement from Sopore Police. (KDC)