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Beware! Don’t respond to calls of random women: J&K police bust sextoration gang; husband-wife among 3 arrested

September 29, 2022

Srinagar: Police have busted a sextortion gang and arrested three persons including a husband-wife duo in Srinagar.

On September 27, Police Station Shergarhi received a written complaint from Nazir Ahmad Rather of Dalwan Chaar-e-Shareef stating that he received a call from a lady a few days ago and she insisted to meet him for some work.

Police said accordingly, he met the woman near Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar. “The lady took him to her room at Reck Chowk Batamaloo and started leveling false allegations against him. In the meantime, three other men, who are associates of the lady, forcibly entered the room and started making videos. Later she started blackmailing him. He fell prey to a well-planned conspiracy of sextortion,” police said.

A case under relevant sections of law was registered and the investigation was set into motion.

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested three accused involved in the commission of the crime. They have been identified as Shaista Bashir alias Saba, her husband Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie of Galwan Pora, Narkara, Budgam, and Jahangir Ahmad Dar of Pethpohru, Handwara.

“Some more victims have fallen victim to this gang. More arrests are also expected in the instant case and further investigation is going on,” police said.

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