J-K Police busts extortion racket in Pulwama
J-K Police busts extortion racket in Pulwama

PULWAMA — Jammu & Kashmir Police busted an extortion racket in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Monday night.

As per the official statement, “Police Station Rajpora received a written complaint from one (name withheld for security reasons) wherein he stated that at about 1930 hours, while on way to home from his clinic, some unknown person intercepted him and threatened him with weapons and asked for money & other valuable items and fled away from the spot by taking his wallet containing Rs 3300 and mobile phone.”

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“Upon this report, a Case FIR No. 8/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Rajpora, and the investigation was set into motion,” the statement added.

According to the police, several persons were rounded up during the course of the investigation. “One among them has been identified as Adil Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar, resident of Bellow village.”

Adil was interrogated professionally and revealed that he has committed the said crime using ‘toy’ pistols. “Upon his disclosure, the following articles were recovered: Toy Pistols (2); Wallets (3); Redmi Mobile Phone; Cash of Rs 3330; J&K Bank ATM; Aadhar Card; SBI ATM Card, Driving License; PAN Card; Election Card; Jio SIM Card belonging to the complainant and a voucher bearing number 678 of Altaf Electric Works Shopain.”

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“Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” the police statement said, adding that the general public is requested not to fall into any such trap and to inform the concerned police station about any such incident.

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