Police arrests extortionists, posing as militants in Sopore

Police arrests extortionists, posing as militants in Sopore

By: Musaib Iqbal MK


Working on some complaints and leads they were able to arrest a gang of four extortionists who were posing as militants threatening people to pay or face consequences.

Giving details police said that recently they received a written complaint of a resident of Sopore, saying that some masked gunmen entered into his clinic saying that either he should pay or he will be eliminated by Lashkar/Jaish together.

According to GNS news agency, quoting the statement of police from Sopore, said that Muhammad Ashraf Lone, a resident of Highland colony Sopore, that a few days back some unidentified persons wearing masks entered his clinic and threatened him that a hit warrant has been issued against him by Lashkar/Jaish Muhammad and if he cannot pay Rupees 5 lakh he will be eliminated.

The statement further stated that a letter on the pad of Jaish Muhammad was handed over to the complainant wherein he was directed to assist the militant organizations by providing financial assistance for carrying out their activities in the area.

The spokesperson elaborating said that upon receiving this information FIR No. 93/2021 U/S 392, 506 IPC 13 ULA was registered in police station Sopore.

“Accordingly, a team was constituted by seniors to identify and nab the culprits involved in the commission of offences. After tireless and intensive efforts of the team the perpetrators have been identified as Hilal Ahmed Patoo son of Ab Khaliq Patoo resident of Check Roady Khan Sopore, Tahleel Nisar Ahanger son of Nisar Ahmad Ahanger resident of Lal Bab Sahib Sopore, Imram Aziz Gilkar son of Ab Aziz Gilkar resisndet of Lal Bab Sahib Sopore and Mudasir Hassan Ganie son of Ghulam Hassan Ganie resident of Chinkipora Sopore were arrested and letter pad and Printer were recovered from their possession,” the statement noted.

Hilal Ahmed Patoo is a surrendered militant and has been arrested in the past.

With inputs from GNS

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