Budgam: Police on Saturday said that it has busted a gang of extortionists by arresting four extortionists involved in the commission of crime and also recovered extorted cash, dummy weapon and other materials used in the commission of crime from their possession.
In a statement issued on Saturday police said that Police Station Beerwah on 23rd August received a written complaint from a person namely Tawseef Ahmad Bhat of Rawatpora Khag which stated that on the evening of 22nd August , he along with his neighbour Saqib Ahmed Dar were on way to home after closing his office (Khidmat Centre) when some masked persons stopped them while crossing the river Shuknag and After showing weapon, they thrashed them and robbed the cash amount of ₹1.50 lacs.
Stating that on receipt of this complaint, a case vide FIR No. 121/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Beerwah and investigation was set into motion, police in the above referred statement further said “ during the course of investigation, officers working on various leads and after strenuous efforts one suspect identified as Feroz Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Ahad Wani resident of Pethzanigam was zeroed in on and during sustained questioning, officers learnt about his involvement in the commission of crime”.
Police in it’s statement further said that the above named accused disclosed the involvement of two more associates namely Asif Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Gani Ahanger resident of Bonzanigam and Bilal Ahmad Malik son of Ali Muhammad Malik resident of Pethzanigam in the commission of crime and subsequently they were also arrested.
Stating that on the disclosure of the above named accused one dummy AK-47, robbed cash amount of rupees 33,300 and face covers were recovered from the shed constructed in the orchards of one of the accused Asif Ahmad Ahanger of Bonzanigam, police in it’s statement further said “during the course of further investigation it came to fore that the dummy AK-47 was made and carved by one carpenter identified as Abdul Momin Shah son of Abdul Rashid Shah resident of Pethzanigam who was also arrested”.Police in the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement said that investigation is under way and more arrests and recoveries are expected.