Robber gang impersonating as militants busted, 5 arrested

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 2: Police today busted an extortion racket by arresting five robbers, who, according to police, were impersonating as militants in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
A police spokesman said that Kulgam Police received multiple complaints from the residents of Katrasoo, Matibugh and Tarigam that some persons entered their houses proclaiming as militants ,threatened them with weapons and asked for money and other valuable items and fled away from the spot.
The spokesman stated that taking cognizance of the matter, a case (FIR No 92/2022 under relevant sections of law) was registered at Police Station Yaripora.
“During the course of investigation, a special team led by SHO Yaripora was constituted. Searches were conducted and multiple Nakas were established to arrest the accused,” he said.
A special naka was established today at Yariporawas by police on a specific information and five accused Nazir Mushtaq Malik son of Mushtaq Ahmed Malik resident of Pinjoora Shopian, Khalid Hussain Deedad son of Mushtaq deedad, resident of Sangarwani Pulwama. Rizwan Ahmad Deedad son of Mohmmad Azan resident of Sangarwani Pulwama, Karman Ahmad Deedad son of Mohammad Ashraf Deedad resident of Draklarn Abhama Pulwama and Abrar Ahmad Teadwa son of Mohammad Yosuf Teadwa resident of Sangerwani Pulwama were arrested and from their possession two Toy Guns, one Toy Pistol, two Cutters, five Mobile phones and five Masks were recovered, also vehicle used in commission of crime has been seized. Also Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” he said.
Police has requested people not to fall in any such trap and to inform concerned Police Station about any such incident immediately.