One arrested for extorting money posing as militant: police

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2014 18:01 IST

A person who allegedly extorted money from locals and sarpanches posing as a militant was arrested in Pulawama district in Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Aijaz Ahmad Shah was arrested by a joint team of police, Army and CRPF last evening in village Chakora on charges of extorting money using a toy pistol and posing as a militant, a police spokesman said.
He said police had received information that a person posing as a militant was threatening panches, sarpanches and other civilians and was extorting money from them.

Acting on a tip-off, police along with Army and CRPF arrested Shah and recovered a toy pistol, a tear smoke grenade, cash worth Rs 50,000 and a mobile phone from his possession, the spokesman said.

He confessed to extorting money, the spokesman said.A case had been registered and investigations were on,
he said.

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