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Extortionist masquerading as militant arrested from Pulwama

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Police have arrested an extortionist masquerading as a militant with a fake weapon in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police in a handout said that Police Station Rajpora received a written complaint from a man wherein he stated that at about 19:30 hours, while on way to home from his clinic, some unknown person intercepted him and threatened him with weapons and asked for money  & other valuable items & fled away from the spot by taking his valet containing Rs 3300 and mobile phone.

Upon this report, an FIR vide number 8/2023 under relevant sections of law was registered and an investigation was set into motion.

During the course of the investigation, several persons were rounded up, one among them identified as Adil Yousuf Dar of Bellow village was interrogated professionally, who revealed that he has committed the said crime using toy pistols.

Upon his disclosure  2 toy pistols, 3 valets, one Redmi mobile phone, Rs 3330, 2ATM cards, Adhar Card, a driving license, Pan Card, Election Card, and Jio Sim belonging to the complainant were recovered from his possession.

Police said further investigation is underway and people are requested not to fall into any such trap and to inform the concerned Police Station whenever needed. [KNT]

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