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Extortionist arrested with weapon in Srinagar: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Tuesday arrested an alleged extortionist along with a weapon in Srinagar, officials said.

News agency GNS quoted a police spokesman saying the accused identified as Muzaffer Ahmad Rather of Laloo Sheeshgari bagh Humhama, Budgam, was arrested with a “small weapon” from Shergarhi area of Srinagar at about 5:30 pm.

The accused was extorting money from people threatening them with a “small weapon” he carried, police said, without specifying as to what this small weapon was.

Police have registered a case (FIR no 31/2022) at Police Station Shergarhi under relevant sections of IPC and Arms Act, police added.

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