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Police arrests two people for posing as ‘Journalists’

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‘Were involved in extortion at Ganderbal’

Srinagar: Police in Ganderbal arrested two self-styled journalists for extortion in general area of Gund Ganderbal, a police spokesman said Saturday.

He aid on Friday police received a written complaint from Gulzar Ahmed Kasana son of Abdul Rehman Kasana resident of Surfraw Gund stating therein that two unknown persons claiming as journalists arrived at his residence at Surfraw and demanded a bribe of Rs 5000/- from him, as the complainant is constructing a residential house at Surfraw. They took Rs 500/- cash from him and asked him to pay remaining amount of Rs 4500/- after two days. Further, the duo asked the victim if he failed to pay the said amount, then they will dismantle his house.

Acting swiftly, a police party arrested both the self-styled journalists. They have been identified as Sohail Maqbool son of Mohammad Maqbool Mir resident of Bamiluna Kangan and Kaiser Farooq son of Farooq Ahmed Mir resident of Cheerwan Kangan.

Notably, there were complaints that some persons on scooty with mobile and camera in hands are blackmailing/extorting public in general area of Gund. Many complainants have approached the Police Station and have identified the duo for blackmailing them also.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 53/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Gund and further investigation has been initiated, the spokesman added.

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