Kishtwar, Oct 28: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have solved a blind case of extortion in Kishtwar district.
Police in a statement issued to Press said that a written complaint was lodged by Sajid Ali Zergar (Jewellwer), son of Late Muhammad Isaq Zergar of Hidyal Kishtwar on 24-10-2020 at Police Station Kishtwar, where in it has been alleged that on 22-10-2020 the complainant was contacted telephonically by some unknown accused person who allured/motivated the complainant to sell him gold on cheaper rates and accordingly was asked to bring money Rupees five lakh with him at Drabshalla by the accused.
“On reaching Drabshala highway, he was asked to move to some abandoned place near Kandini. Sensing the honey trap of accused persons, the complainant tried to move back towards Kishtwar, on the way back, he was restrained forcibly with criminal intention and had been kept under the life threat and dire consequences. The accused person snatched/looted the hard earned money of complainant amounting to the tone of Rs five lakhs and fled from the spot,” police said.
Police said that on this complaint, a case under FIR number 201/2020 under section 341/392/120-B/506/IPC was registered at Police Station Kishtwar and a special team headed by SHO Kishtwar and assisted by SI Jatinder Singh Rakwal swung into the action on technical investigation rounded up accused persons identified as Yaseen Wahid, son of Abdul Wahid Ganie, Muzamil Shabir, son of Shabir Ahmed-both residents of Tehsil Bhaderwah District Doda, who during sustained investigation broke down and confessed their involvement into the preplanned crime and also narrated the role of one conspirator identified as Khalid Kotwal, son of Khurshid Kotwal of Hidyal Kishtwar, who played a key role in the execution of nefarious design of extortion.
So far as three persons namely Yaseen Wahid, Muzamil Shabir and Khalid Kotwal has been arrested and Rs. 3 lakhs looted/extorted money has been recovered, police said, adding that some more arrests are expected shortly in the instant case.