Budgam, Nov 6: Budgam police on Saturday claimed to have arrested extortionists and recovered dummy weapon from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement said that “On 23rd August 2021, Police Station Beerwah received a written complaint from one Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Rawatpora Khag stating therein that on 22-08-2021 late evening, after closing his office (Khidmat Centre), he along with his neighbour namely Saqib Ahmed Dar, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din of Rawatpora were on way to home, while crossing the river (Shuknag), some masked persons stopped them, showed weapon, thrashed them and robbed the complainant for a cash amount of Rupees 1,50,000.
Upon this information, a case under FIR number 121/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Beerwah and investigation into the matter taken up, it further reads.
“During the course of investigation, working on various leads, one suspect namely Feroz Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Ahad Wani of Pethzanigam was called for questioning and during sustained questioning, he confessed his involvement in the commission of crime and on his disclosure, his two associates namely Asif Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Gani Ahanger of Bonzanigam and Bilal Ahmad Malik son of Ali Muhammad Malik resident of Pethzanigam were arrested.”
During strenuous questioning of the trio, the items apparently used during commission of crime were recovered on their disclosure from the Shed constructed at orchard of one of the accused Asif Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Gani Ahanger resident of Bonzanigam include dummy weapon (AK-47), robbed amount Rupees 33,300 and face covers (03 cloth pieces).
During investigation, it also came to fore that dummy weapon was made and carved by one carpenter namely Abdul Momin Shah Son of Abdul Rashid Shah of Pethzanigam who was also arrested, it said, adding that investigation is under way and more arrests and recoveries are expected in the said case.
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