Third accused arrested in Kashmir sextortion case, says police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Srinagar police on Saturday said that it has arrested the third accused in the sextortion case in which a university student was sedated, raped, blackmailed, and trafficked by a self-proclaimed journalist.

The prime accused is Nadeem Nadu, a self-proclaimed journalist, who was arrested on October 1, after which police arrested another person Salman Shah. The police this afternoon said it has arrested another accused person in the case.

Srinagar police on its official Twitter handle informed that the arrested accused was an associate of Nadeem Nadu and is working in the PHE department.

“Third accused arrested in Rape, blackmailing and extortion case namely Showkat Ahmad Ragoo, son of Mohd Khalil Ragoo, a resident of Anantnag. He is an associate of Nadeem Nadu and working in PHE department. Two self-styled journalists have already been arrested in this case,” police tweeted.

Earlier, two self-styled journalists- Nadeem Nadu and Salman Shah- were arrested by Srinagar police following a rape complaint by a student.


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