Imam among others arrested, stamp and posters recovered
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a fake Lashkar e Taiba module in the Warpora Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Police in a statement said that “ Sopore Police received a complaint from one person (name withheld) stating therein that he has received a letter on the letterpad of Lashkar- e- Taiba wherein he has been directed to pay an amount of Rs 5O thousand for banned outfit, as the organisation is in dire need of funds for carrying out various activities of organisation, Upon receipt of the complaint, FIR No.11/2021 U/S 13 ULPA 452, 393, 120-B, 511 IPC was registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation was taken up.”
They said “During the course of investigation which involved utilization of human resources and technical means to trace the culprits, it came to fore that three persons identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Reshi son of Ali Mohd Reshi (Maruti Eeco driver by profession), Mumtaz Ahmad War son of Mohd maqbool War (Imam by profession) and Ab Qayoom Ganie son of Mohd Sultan Ganie (Mason by profession), all residents of Warpora Sopore, mastered a plan to collect money from the complainant.
The statement further said “Sopore police arrested the accused and upon interrogation they revealed how they were blackmailing the innocent general public and prominent businessmen of the area. Accused confessed that they used to identify the target first and then subsequently devise a plan to blackmail and loot the money by sending a letter on the letter pad of Lashkar -e-Taiba through kids, a letter-pad and one stamp has been recovered from their possessions, there area of operation was not confined to Warpora only but they have extorted money from main Town Sopore,” police have claimed in its statement
“As of now police have identified 8 persons who have been looted by them and some posters demanding money have been recovered from them”.
Meanwhile, investigation of the case is on and some more arrests are expected. Sopore police also requests the general public to come forward and report any such sort of crime to police immediately so that innocent public can be saved from them, the statement added.
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