Extortionists posing as militants arrested

Gang used fake AK-47 rifles


Kulgam, Jan 13: A gang of extortionists posing as militants and extorting money from people was busted by police on Sunday.
Police identified the extortionists as Yousuf Sheikh, Latif  Sheikh, Shakir Sheikh and Manzoor Sheikh, all residents of Sempora village of Qazigund.
Giving details, the duty officer police post, Mirbazar, Riyaz  Ahmad said, “The accused were active on the Highway from Qazigund to Islamabad and used to extort money from people who used travel during evening hours”.
They also used to extort money and other accessories from truck drivers on Highway.
He said that the accused had procured ‘fake AK-47 Rifles’ and were posing as militants.
“The wooden lookalike AK-47 rifle was used in extortion,” he said.
Police recovered four AK-47 fake rifles, cell phones from the accused. A case FIR no 03/2013 US 457 AND 392 RPC has been registered against them.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Kulgam Muhammad Shafi Mir said, “After getting information about the presence of gunmen on the Highway extorting money, police was looking for them and finally they were able to arrest them”.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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