Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a lady for extorting cash from a person claiming she might defend him from getting detained by the police, officers mentioned on Saturday.
Mehbooba Banu, a resident of Kadder in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was arrested after a criticism was filed in opposition to her for extortion and intimidation.
“An individual particularly Nazir of Tungdunoo had been known as by the police for questioning in reference to a militancy associated enter. When nothing surfaced in opposition to him, he was allowed to proceed dwelling with out expenses,” a police spokesperson mentioned, explaining the extortion case.
The official mentioned that Mehbooba Banu, alongside together with her members of the family, approached Nazir and his household claiming that police will detain him once more and that they need to pay her one lakh rupees to make sure they don’t detain him once more. She mentioned she’s going to switch the cash to the cops to guard him from additional detention.
The poor household collected 80,000 rupees and gave it to her.
“Apprehending that Nazir’s household could method the police with a criticism, the girl despatched two of her family members, carrying masks, to threaten Nazir and his household to not go to the police,” the spokesperson mentioned.
After police obtained the criticism, a case below sections 420 (dishonest and dishonesty), 451(home trespassing), 500 (defamation), 506 (felony intimidation), 109 (abetment) and 34 (frequent intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered in opposition to the accused.
“The mentioned lady who grabbed the cash of poor individuals dishonestly and fraudulently has been arrested within the instantaneous case. Investigation is on, extra arrests shall comply with,” the police spokesman mentioned.
Following the incident, the police have requested the general public to report all instances of extortion.
“We have now a zero tolerance coverage in opposition to extortion, particularly, when it’s being achieved within the identify of the police. Any citizen could name up SP Kulgam instantly on his cellphone quantity 84930-51292. Their identification shall be stored confidential,” the official mentioned.