Extortionist gang busted in Budgam, 5 arrested

Police busted a gang of extortionists by arresting 5 of its members in Beerwah area of Budgam district.
Police said that the modus operandi of the gang was to call some person(s) to their home and then put them under threat by pointing knives towards them and rob them of their belongings.
“Also capture a video of the victim with a lady who happens to be the wife of one of the gang members and then start demanding money in lieu of the threat of releasing the video of the victim with the lady in compromising position,” Police said.
A police spokesman stated that a case (FIR Number 98/2022 under Sections 341, 365, 342, 388, 392, 307, 34-IPC) was registered at Police Station Beerwah.
“Cell phone, cash and other materials snatched from the complainant and knives used to threaten the complainant have been recovered on instance of accused. Moreover, some cell phones of accused with objectionable videos, photos  and other material have been  seized in the instant case. All 5 accused in the case stand arrested,” the spokesman said.
The arrested have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi of Hanji Guru (house owner), Rouf Ahmad Dar alias Kantroo son of Abdul Rashid  of Arizal, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan alias Jamal son of Ghulam Hassan of Arizal, Farooq Ahmad Ganai son of Ramzan Ganai of Kralnewa and a woman wife of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Hanjiguru.