Extortionist held with small weapon in Srinagar: Police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested an extortionist in Srinagar and recovered a small weapon from his possession.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on receipt of specific information about extortion activities in the general area of Srinagar today.

“One extortionist identified as Muzaffer Ahmad Rather, son of Muhammad Altaf Rather of Laloo Sheeshgaribagh Humhama Budgam was arrested with a small weapon from Shergarhi in Srinagar at about 5:30 PM.”

“He was extorting money from persons by instilling fear in them due to possession of this small weapon with him. A case under FIR number 31/2022 has been registered in P.S Shergarhi under relevant sections of IPC and Arms act,” police said, adding that further investigation in the case is underway. — (KNO)