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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two self-styled journalists in extortion case in Kupwara district, official said.

The two accused were arrested in Kralgund area of Handwara on late Saturday following a complaint filed by the management of a school in Qaziabad area of the district, police said.

They said the accused had visited SSA school Chatarhaal Qaziabad and tried to extort money from the teachers after they filmed a video of students performing poorly in a mock interview.

The duo threatened to make the video viral and demanded Rs 15, 000 as bribe from the school management. However, the management informed the police and the self-styled journalists were caught red-handed, police added.

The accused were identified as Irfan Ahmed Malik of Humpora Kralgund and Iqbal Ahmed Sheikh of Pandithpora.

A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered in Police Station Kralgund and further investigation has been taken up

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