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6-member gang of extortionists busted in Srinagar

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Srinagar:  The police on Tuesday claim to have busted a gang of six persons involved in extortion.

Police Station Zakura arrested six members of a gang of extortionists, involved in different crimes while investigating case FIR 94/2022, U/S 341,392,506 & 120-B IPC, police said in a statement.

It said the modus operandi of the gang was to threaten and extort money from people using toy pistols, walkie talkie, sets, and other articles like uniforms, etc.

Two vehicles used for the commission of these offenses were also recovered from their possession and seized under the law.

Police identified the members of the gang 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,” the statement said.

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