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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday arrested two alleged extortionists who were demanding money from a family to get their relative released from detention.

Police identified two accused as Mudasir Ahmad Wani a resident of Sangri Baramulla and Yasir Rashid Rather of Malpora Sheeri against whom a case has been registered and investigations started.

A police statement said that on July 3, 2023, one person identified as Faisal Bashir Saleh a resident of Kanlibagh Baramulla approached Police Station Baramulla along with a written application stating that his father Bashir Ahmad Saleh who was detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) since 2022.

Meanwhile, two persons namely Mudasir Ahmad Wani and Yasir Rashid Rather claiming to be affiliated with a political party approached their family to get his father released from custody and demanded Rs 1 lakh. Owing to poor financial conditions the family couldn’t pay them any money.

Meanwhile, the father of the applicant got released after quashing PSA, and both the accused again approached them for the money, however, the family denied to pay anything and told them that they couldn’t pay anything to them.

However both the accused persons forced them to pay repeatedly and visited their home and even called on the phone several times and warned that if they will not pay the amount they will face serious repercussions and they will get his father re-detained, police said.

The complainant somehow managed Rs 10 thousand and gave them just to keep his father unharmed. The accused further gave him a deadline to pay the entire amount of Rs 1 lakh.

In this regard case FIR No. 134/2023 u/s 384, 420 IPC stands registered in Police Station Baramulla and an investigation set into motion.

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