Budgam, July 21, KDC: Budgam Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a gang of extortionists comprising of five persons including one lady from Beerwah area of the district.
In a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com police said ”The modus operandi of the gang was to call some person(s) to their home and then put him under threat by pointing knives etc towards him and rob him of his belongings. Also capture a video of the victim with a lady who happens to be wife of one of the gang members and then start demanding money in lieu of threat of releasing the video of the victim with lady in compromising position etc. ”
They said that “Cell phone, Cash and other materials snatched from the complainant and Knives used to threaten the complainant have been recovered on instance of accused. Moreover Some cell phones of accused with objectionable videos/photos and other material has been seized in the instant case. All 5 accused in the case stand arrested.”
Police identified the accused persons as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat S/o Gh Nabi R/o HanjiGuru (house owner), Rouf Ahmad Dar @ Kantroo S/o Ab Rashid R/o Arizal, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan @ Jamal S/o Gh Hassan R/o Arizal, Farooq Ahmad Ganai S/o Ramzan Ganai R/o Kralnewa and lady Name (withheld) W/o Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat R/o Hanjiguru
A Case FIR number 98/2022 under sections 341, 365, 342, 388, 392, 307, 34-IPC stands registered at Police Station Beerwah and further investigation into the case is going on, the statement added. (KDC)