Police in South Kashmir’s Pulwama apprehended an individual masquerading as a journalist and his accomplice for their involvement in a case of extortion.

A senior police officer told News Agency Kashmir Scroll that the accused, identified as Abass Ahmad Seh, and his associate Sheraz Ahamed Dar, were caught red-handed while attempting to extort money from a local resident in Rahmoo.

The official said that prompt action from the Pulwama police, led to the detention of Abass Ahmad Seh, son of Mohd Akbar Seh, and Sheraz Ahamed Dar, son of Mohammad Ameen Dar, both hailing from Nagbal and Urpara Nagbal Shopian respectively.

He said the individuals had allegedly falsely claimed to be journalists and had been demanding payment from Mohd Shafi Rather, son of Gh Nabi Rather and resident of Rahmoo, to prevent the exposure of certain construction activities taking place in Khacharie.

During the arrest, the police confiscated a counterfeit identity card along with mobile phones that were being used in the illicit operation.

The official said that the case has been registered under FIR no 19/2024, sections 419 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at the Rajpora Police Station. The investigation is currently underway to unveil any connections or networks involved in this fraudulent scheme the official added. (KS)


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