Srinagar, Sep 9: Jammu & Kashmir Police in Ganderbal on Saturday said to have arrested two self-styled journalists for extortion in the general area of Gund Ganderbal.
“On 08/09/2023, Police Station Gund received a written complaint from Gulzar Ahmed Kasana son of Abdul Rehman Kasana resident of Surfraw Gund stating therein that two unknown persons claiming as journalists arrived at his residence at Surfraw and demanded a bribe of Rs 5000/- from him, as the complainant is constructing a residential house at Surfraw. They took Rs 500/- cash from him and asked him to pay the remaining amount of Rs 4500/- after two days. Further, the duo asked the victim if he failed to pay the said amount, then they will dismantle his house,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
Acting swiftly, a Police party led by PSI Jameel Ahmad of PS Gund under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Muzaffar Jan arrested both the self-styled journalists. They have been identified as Sohail Maqbool son of Mohd Maqbool Mir resident of Bamiluna Kangan & Kaiser Farooq son of Farooq Ahmed Mir resident of Cheerwan Kangan, police said.
Notably, there were complaints that some persons on scooty with mobile and camera in hands are blackmailing/extorting the public in the general area of Gund. Many complainants have approached the Police Station and have identified the duo for blackmailing them also, police added.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 53/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Gund and further investigation has been initiated.
Police urged general public not to fall prey to such claims by any person & report immediately to nearest Police establishment so that culprits shall be nabbed under relevant sections of law.
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