Three held for demanding extortion from citizens

Jun 04, 2018

TOBA TEK SINGH: Police claimed on Sunday to have arrested three people who threw letters in houses of two citizens at a Pirmahal village and demanded extortion of Rs2.5 million and Rs500,000 while posing themselves as activists of a proscribed organisation.

A district police official told reporters that Khalid Hussain, a resident of Mehr Chandwali, and Muhammad Yousaf (Chak 762-GB) had complained two days ago to the Arrouti police that letters had been thrown in their houses by unidentified persons demanding extortion money and threatening them with dire consequences in case of their failure to fulfill the demand.

Both complainants, the official said, also received telephone calls from different mobile phone numbers.

District Police Officer Mansoorul Haq Rana had formed a team headed by Kamalia DSP Atif Meraj which traced the suspects through call data of mobile phones and arrested Ajmal Raza of Pindi Ghaziabad, Muhammad Hasnain (Mehr Chandwali) and Abdul Wahid (Chak 721-GB).

The police official said they had seized the mobile phone sets and computers the suspects had been using.

(Daily Dawn)