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Sopore police busts extortionist gang, 04 accused persons arrested; Incriminating materials recovered

Sopore, April 23, 2021: Police in Sopore have busted a gang of extortionists and arrested four persons including a surrendered terrorist, besides recovered incriminating material from their possession.

Sopore police received a complaint from Muhammad Ashraf  Lone son of Noor Muhammad Lone, resident of Highland Colony, Sopore stating therein that few days back some unidentified persons wearing masks entered his clinic and threatened him that a hit warrant has been issued against him by proscribed terror outfits Laskar e Toiba /JeM and if he wouldn’t pay Rupees 5 lakh he will be eliminated. Besides, a letter on the pad of Jaish Muhammad was handed over to him where  in he was directed to assist the militant organisations by providing financial assistance for carrying out their activities in the area.

In this regard, a case vide FIR number 93/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation was initiated.

Accordingly a special team was constituted to identify and nab the culprits involved in the commission of crime. During the course of investigation, Sopore police after tireless efforts arrested four persons identified as Hilal Ahmed Patoo son of Ab Khaliq Patoo resident of Check Roady Khan Sopore, Tahleel Nisar Ahanger son of Nisar Ahmad Ahanger, Imram Aziz Gilkar son of Ab Aziz Gilkar both residents of Lal Bab Sahib, Sopore and Mudasir Hassan Ganie son of Ghulam Hassan Ganie resident of Chinkipora, Sopore who were found involved in the commission of crime.

Pertinent to mention here that Hilal Ahmed Patoo is a surrendered terrorist. Incriminating materials including letter pad and printer have been also recovered from their possession and further investigation in the matter is going on.

People of the area have appreciated the role of police.

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