Two self-proclaimed journalists arrested for blackmailing teachers in Handwara

Demanding money from the teachers of the school in lieu of not uploading the videos highlighting the alleged poor learning outcomes of the students on social media and news groups.
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Srinagar, Oct 9: Two self proclaimed journalists were arrested along with Rs 15,000 bribe by police in north Kashmir's Handwara on Saturday, officials said.

A police spokesman said that On October 8, Police Station Kralgund received a written complaint from a teacher posted at GMS School Chitrahaal stating that two self styled journalists namely, Irfan Ah, son of Ab Khaliq Malik, resident of Humpora and Iqbal Ah, son of Gh Mohidin Sheikh, resident of Panditpora had entered their school premises, interacted with students and had started asking them questions, all the while making a video recording of the same. 

Thereafter, the complaint stated that the two individuals started demanding money from the teachers of the school in lieu of not uploading the videos highlighting the alleged poor learning outcomes of the students on social media and news groups. 

According to police spokesman, based on the complaint, FIR no. 85/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Kralgund. The accused duo was arrested and the extorted money amounting to Rs 15,000 has been recovered from their possession. Further investigation is underway  reads the statement. 

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