Srinagar: Police on Friday said that it arrested two extortionists along with a toy pistol, dagger, and other valuable items in Lal Bazaar area of Kashmir capital Srinagar.
A police spokesman said that yesterday, information was received by Lal Bazar police station from one complainant namely Syed Abbas Hussain of Bagwanpora Lal Bazar, that during the interviewing night of 11/12 October 2022, he was intercepted at Molvi Stop Lal Bazar by two unknown persons boarding an Alto car and one of them was having a pistol/dagger and the unknown persons threatened the complainant and took him to Nalabal area and decamped with some cash and his valuable belongings.
According to the police spokesman, on the basis of this information case FIR no 64/2022 U/S 365, 392 IPC, 7/25 I.A Act was registered at police station Lal Bazar and an investigation was set into motion. For speedy investigation a special team under the supervision of SDPO Hazratbal Azhar Rashid, SHO Lal Bazaar was constituted.
The police team with the help of technical and human sources were able to trace both the accused involved in this extortion and finally both the accused namely Arsalan Manzoor Dar son of Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Basit Bashir Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar, both residents of Awantabawan Soura were arrested and from their possession one dummy Pistol, dagger, mobile phone and other valuable items of the victim were recovered.
Police said that investigation is underway and more arrests are expected.