5 Robbers Impersonating as Militants Held in Kulgam; Fake weapons also Seized

Srinagar, Dec 02 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said it have busted an extortion racket by arresting five robbers, who were impersonating as militants in southern district of Kulgam.

Kulgam Police in a statement said that they have received multiple complaints from the residents of Katrasoo, Matibugh and Tarigam etc., that some persons entered their houses proclaiming as militants, threatened them with weapons and asked for money and other valuable items and fled away from the spot.

"Taking Cognizance of the matter, a case with FIR No 92/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Yaripora," it said, adding during the course of investigation, a special team led by SHO Yaripora was constituted. 

"Searches were conducted and multiple Nakas were established to arrest the accused. Today after generating a specific information regarding the Module, a special naka at Yaripora was established and five accused namely Nazir Mushtaq Malik son of Mushtaq Ahmed Malik resident of Pinjoora Shopian, Khalid Hussain Deedad son of Mushtaq deedad resident of Sangarwani Pulwama, Rizwan Ahmad Deedad S/O Mohd Azan resident of Sangarwani Pulwama,  Karman Ahmad Deedad son of Mohd Ashraf Deedad resident of Draklarn Abhama Pulwama and Abrar Ahmad Teadwa son of Mohd Yosuf Teadwa resident of Sangerwani Pulwama were arrested and from their possession 02 Toy Guns, 01 Toy Pistol, 02 Cutters, 05 Mobile phones and 05 Masks were recovered, also vehicle used in commission of crime has been seized," the police said, adding that further investigation into the matter is in progress.

General public is requested not to fall in any such trap and to inform concerned Police Station about any such incident immediately. (KNS)

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