4 Extortionists, Posing as Militants, Nabbed In Sopore


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Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested four extortionists in north Kashmir’s Sopore township.

In a statement, the police said that a complainant namely Muhammad Ashraf Lone son of Noor Muhammad Lone resident of Highland colony Sopore approached police station sopore and lodged a written complaint to the effect that few days back some unidentified persons wearing masks entered his clinic and threatened him that a hit warrant has been issued against him by Laskar/Jaish Muhammad and if he cannot pay Rupees 5 lakh he will be eliminated.

The statement further stated that a letter pad of Jaish Muhammad was handed over to complainant where in he was directed to assist the militant organisations 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 senior’s 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 Abdul Khaliq Patoo resident of Check Roady Khan Sopore, Tahleel Nisar Ahanger son of Nisar Ahmad Ahanger resident of Lal Bab Sahib Sopore, Imran Aziz Gilkar son of Ab Aziz Gilkar resident 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, he said.

Pertinent to mention here Hilal Ahmed Patoo son of Abdul Khaliq Patoo is surrendered militant and has been arrested in the past while busting this gang the owner/doctor of the clinic and people of the area had a sigh of relief, he said.

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