Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a extortionist gang by arresting one person in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
In statement, the police said that it received an information that some unknown persons carrying knives were extorting money from people during evening hours in different areas of Bandipora town and threatening them using the name of militants.
Following this, a case was registered by police in Bandipora and investigation was started.
“During investigation, with the help of all technical and other human leads, one suspect namely Aejaz Ahmad Sheikh resident of Bandipora was zeroed in and questioned,” the statement read.
“During questioning the person revealed and disclosed that he is involved in the commission of crime and also the knife was recovered on his disclosure. The accused person was arrested and further investigation is going on. More arrests are expected,” they said.
The motive behind the crime was to extort money from common people after putting them in fear by using knife and name of militants, it added