Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two extortionists in Khanyar area of Srinagar.
A police spokesman said that on receipt of a complaint by Khanyar police Station against two persons identified as Arbaz Ayoub Khan, son of Mohd Ayoub Khan of Kwajapora Syedpora Rainawari and Sameer Ahmad Ahanger, son of Bashir Ahmad Ahanger of Aqilmir Khanyar to the effect that the duo have threatened and demanded money from the complainant, who is constructing a residential house with proper permission near Shiraz Chowk.
According to the complaint, the duo threatened him that they will not let him construct the said house if he did not pay them Rs 5,00,000, the statement said.
“On receipt of this complaint, a case under FIR number 02/ 2023 was lodged and the duo was arrested immediately. During the investigation of the case, it came to fore that the duo along with few others operate like a gang in Khanyar area of downtown and have been threatening innocent people, especially those who construct residential houses or commercial buildings, in order to extort money they used to claim links with influential people.”
Meanwhile, people of the area have hailed the swift action of police in arresting these accused persons.
Also, Police urged the general public not to fall prey to such fraudsters and to bring to the notice of the nearest police station any such person who they might come across.