Police Arrested Two Self Styled Fake Journalists For Blackmailing in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Ganderbal police on Saturday claimed that they have arrested two self styled Journalists  involved in blackmailing and Extortion.In a X post police said  that the Police Party led by PSI Jameel Ahmad of PS Gund under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS arrested Two Self Styled Fake Journalists for blackmailing/Extortion in the jurisdiction of PS Gund.

The duo were identified as Sohail Maqbool S/O Mohd Maqbool Mir R/O Bamiluna Kangan & Kaiser Farooq S/O Farooq Ahmed Mir R/O Cheerwan Kangan. “Yesterday on 08-09-2023, a written complaint was received by PS Gund from one person namely Gulzar Ahmed Kasana S/O Abdul Rehman Kasana R/O Surfraw Gund stating therein that two unknown persons (Fake Journalists) arrived at his residence at surfraw and demanded a bribe of Rs.5000 from him. It is pertinent to mention here that the victim was constructing a residential house at Surfraw and the two self styled Journalists arrived on the spot and asked him to give Rs.5000. 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 would dismantle his house.

From the last couple of days there were complaints that some boys on scooty with mobiles and cameras in hands were blackmailing and extortion the public in the Gund area. Many complainants have approached the Police Station and have identified the duo for blackmailing them.

In this regard Case FIR No. 53/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Gund and further investigation is taken up. Ganderbal Police requests the general public not to fall prey to blackmailing and report such crimes to Police so that culprits shall be nabbed effectively under relevant sections of law in future also.

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