Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that it arrested two extortionists in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
In a handout to GNS, the police 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 statement further stated that according to the complaint the duo threatned 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 threatning innocent people, especially those who construct residential houses or commercial buildings, in order to extort money they used to claim links with influential people.
People of the area have hailed the swift action of police in arresting these accused persons, he said.
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, reads the statement.(GNS)