Sopore, Apr 23: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of extortionists in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, saying that incriminating material has been recovered from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that a complainant identified as Muhammad Ashraf Lone, son of Noor Muhammad Lone of Highland Colony Sopore approached Police Station Sopore and lodged a written complaint to the effect that few days back some unidentified persons wearing masks entered his clinic and threatened him that a hit warrant has been issued against him by Lashkar/Jaish Muhammad and if he cannot pay Rupees 5 lakh he will be eliminated.
“A letter on the pad of Jaish Muhammad was handed over to complainant wherein he was directed to assist the militant organisations by providing financial assistance for carrying out there activities in the area,” police said.
Upon receiving this information, a case under FIR number 93/2021 under section 392, 506 IPC 13 ULA registered in Police Station Sopore, police said, adding that accordingly a team was constituted to identify and nab the culprits involved in the commission of offences.
After tireless and intensive efforts of the team the perpetrators identified as Hilal Ahmed Patoo, son of Abdula Khaliq Patoo of Check Roady Khan Sopore, Tahleel Nisar Ahanger, son of Nisar Ahmad Ahanger of Lal Bab Sahib Sopore, Imram Aziz Gilkar, son of Abdul Aziz Gilkar of Lal Bab Sahib Sopore and Mudasir Hassan Ganie, son of Ghulam Hassan Ganie of Chinkipora Sopore were arrested and letter pad and printer were recovered from their possession.
Police said that Hilal Ahmed Patoo, son of Abdul Khaliq Patoo is surrendered militant and has been arrested in the past while busting this gang the owner/doctor of the clinic and people of the area had a sigh of relief—