Two ‘political party affiliates’ demand Rs 1 lakh from family to get jailed kin released, held: JK Police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Baramulla: Police in Baramulla have apprehended two individuals involved in extorting a family by demanding a sum of Rs 1 lakh to secure the release of a person detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Accoridng to police, on July 3, police station Baramulla received a written complaint from a person namely Faisal Bashir Saleh, son of Bashir Ahmad Saleh, a resident of Kanlibagh Baramulla stating there in that two persons namely Mudasir Ahmad Wani, son of Manzoor Ahmad Wani , a resident of Sangri Baramulla and Yasir Rashid Rather, son of Ab Rashid Rather, a resident of Malpora Sheeri claiming to be affiliated with a political party approached their family to get his father Bashir Ahmad Saleh released from the custody, who was detained under PSA since 2022, and demanded Rs 1 lakh. However, due to their poor financial condition, the family was unable to meet the monetary demand made by both accused persons.

Meanwhile, father of the applicant got released after quash of PSA, and both the accused persons again approached them for the money but 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 phone a number of times and warned that if they will not pay the amount, they will face serious repercussions and they will get his father re-detained. The complainant somehow managed Rs 10 thousand and gave them just to keep his father unharmed, both the accused further gave him a deadline to pay entire amount of Rs 1 lakh.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 134/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Baramulla.

Upon receiving the complaint, Baramulla police acted swiftly and investigated the matter. As a result, both the accused persons Mudasir Ahmad Wani and Yasir Rashid Rather were arrested for their alleged involvement in extortion.

SSP Baramulla Shri Amod Ashok Nagpure IPS in his message to the general public of Baramulla has advised them to reach him on mobile number 7051000999 in case any person demands bribe for any police related matter.

Police reiterates its commitment to upholding the law and protecting the rights of all citizens. Such criminal activities aimed at exploiting vulnerable individuals and their families for personal gain will not be tolerated. Police urge the public to remain vigilant and report any similar incidents to the nearest police station or Dial 112 to ensure prompt action against the culprits, police said.

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