Police Arrests Woman ‘Extortionist’ In Kulgam 


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Srinagar: Police has claimed to have arrested a woman in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district for allegedly extorting money from a man quizzed over an input over his militant connection.

Mehbooba, wife of Shafqat Kucchay of Kadder village was arrested after she extorted an amount of Rs 80,000 from a man identified as Nazir Ahmed of Tungdunoo, who was questioned by police in connection with a militancy related input, reports said.

While Ahmad was released after nothing surfaced against him, Mehbooba grabbed the opportunity and approached Ahmad’s family claiming that the police will soon arrest him.

“She asked Ahmad and his family for an amount of Rs 1 Lakh to avoid arrest. The family somehow managed Rs 80,000 and handed it to her,” a police official told a local news agency KNT.

However, aware of her mischief and fearing that she might get exposed, Mehbooba sent two of her mask clad relatives to Ahmad’s house in the night and warned them not to not to go to police, the report added.

Acting on the complaint, police filed a case FIR number 68/2020 U/S 420, 451, 500, 506, 109, 34 IPC the accused woman and her associates. She was also arrested for extorting money by defaming the police.

“Investigation is on, more arrests shall follow,” the police official said.

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