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Extortionists gang busted in Kulgam, 3 arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police in Kulgam claimed to have busted a gang of extortionists by arresting three persons involved in the commission of crime.

“Kulgam Police received specific information that during the intervening night of 11/12 September 2021, 03 persons namely Rahil Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Afzal Shah, Aadil Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat and Aamir Ahmad Shiekh son of Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh all the residents of Churat Qazigund entered forcibly into the residential house of Mst Shahzada wife of Nisar Ahmad Shah resident of Churat and snatched ₹26000/ from her,” said a police spokesperson.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 219/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Qazigund and started investigation into the matter,” the spokesperson said.

“A special investigating team led by SHO PS Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund Govind Rattan was constituted to nab the culprits. After strenuous efforts and by using all available means investigating team arrested all the three accused persons. Besides, a cash of ₹8,000/- (extorted money) were also recovered from their possession,” he said.

“Further investigation into the matter is going on and more recoveries are expected,” he added.

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