6-member extortionist gang arrested in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar, Dec 27 (KNS) Six members of a gang who used toy guns and walkie talkies to extort people have been arrested in Zakura area of Srinagar, police said here on Tuesday. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said police station Zakura arrested a 6-member gang of extortionists , involved in different crimes while investigating case FIR 94/2022 of PS Zakura U/S 341,392,506 & 120-B IPC. 

The statement reads the modus operandi of the gang was to threaten & extort money from  people using toy pistols, walkie talkie sets, other articles like uniforms etc. 

“Two vehicles used for the commission of these offences were also recovered from their possession and seized under law.,” 

They have been identified as Mirza Zubair Beigh, Musaib Ahmad Baba, Gowher Rasool, Qasim Ummer, Amir Farooq Dar and Sajid Zahoor Khan

“Investigation is on and more arrests are expected. The general public is requested to bring any such information /incident to the notice of the nearest police station,” it reads. (KNS)

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