Monday, January 2, 2017

Soldiers arrested for impersonating Militants in extortion case at Qazigund

KASHMIR
Posing as Hizb militants, 2 soldiers among 4 booked for extortion
In his compliant, Dr Bilal said two persons entered his house on past Sunday when he was out of station to attend a conference and extorted money from the inmates after posing as Hizb militants.
KHALID GUL
Islamabad (Anantnag) | Posted : Jan 2 2016 1:00AM | Updated: Jan 2 2016 12:12AM

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Police on Friday booked four persons, including two Army soldiers, for extorting money from people in this South Kashmir district after posing as HizbulMujahideen militants.
“Both the soldiers are locals, Muhammad Yusuf Teli and Muhammad RafiqKhanday. They have been arrested and a case of extortion has been registered against them,” said Station House Officer, Qazigund Police Station, Parvez Ahmad.

He said the two civilians Muzaffar Ahmad and Nisar Ahmad have also been arrested.
“A case vide FIR No. 303 U/S 34, 386 and 452 of RPC stands registered against them and further investigations are underway,” said the SHO.

THE COMPLAINT
Acting on a complaint from Dr Bilal Beg of KhrewanMalpora village, police in Qazigund registered a case against two civilians and arrested them. After investigations, the role of two Army soldiers—working in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Batallion (JAKLI) and attached to 19 RR Larkipora camp—also came to the fore, a police official said.  The duo was arrested on Thursday.
In his compliant, Dr Bilal said two persons entered his house on past Sunday when he was out of station to attend a conference and extorted money from the inmates after posing as Hizb militants.
“The armed persons looked for me, but my sister and brother-in-law, who were in the house, told them that I was in New Delhi. They took Rs 32,000 from them and left,” Dr Bilal, who works as orthopedician in Health department, said. “One of them was masked and the other had his face visible.”
Dr Bilal said on Tuesday, his sister—who works as dental surgeon in Qazigund Emergency Hospital—spotted one of the two persons at the hospital who happened to be Muzaffar Ahmad of NasuBadragund village. Police later arrested him along with his accomplice Nisar Ahmad.
Meanwhile, Dr Bilal’s neighbor Muhammad YousufTeli (the army soldier) along with his family approached Dr Bilal and tried to apologize. “He (Teli) told me that the gun used during extortion belonged to him and that army will sack him. He urged me to withdraw the case. I instantly informed police about this,” Dr Bilal said. 
SHO Pravez said: “During investigation, Teli named another Army man, RafiqKhanday. It came to the fore that the accused had earlier extorted Rs 37,500 from another senior doctor in Monghal village of Anantnag (Islamabad), DrIsaq Mir.”
Dr Mir, who identified the accused later, said they extorted money from him on same Sunday night.
“The accused have also admitted that they extorted some Rs 2000 from another family of Laram village,” said the SHO.
Superintendent of Police Kulgam told Greater Kashmir that matter is under investigation.
An Army spokesperson said: “We will look into the complaint.”

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