Six member extortionist gang arrested in Srinagar: Police

SRINAGAR — Police on Monday arrested a six-member gang using toy pistols, walkie talkies and other articles for extortion in Srinagar.

The members of the gang have been identified as Mirza Zubair Beigh, Musaib Ahmad Baba, Gowher Rasool, Qasim Ummer, Amir Farooq Dar and Sajid Zahoor Khan.

Police in a statement said that the police station Zakura arrested the 6 member gang of extortionists, involved in different crimes while investigating case FIR 94/2022 of PS Zakura U/S 341,392,506 & 120-B IPC. The modus operandi of the gang was to threaten & extort money from people using toy pistols, walkie talkie sets, other articles like uniforms etc.

The statement said that two vehicles used for the commission of these offences were also recovered from their possession and seized under law.

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. — (KIMS)