Police arrest 3 including a lady for running sextortion racket


SRINAGAR, Sep 28: Police has arrested three persons including a lady for allegedly running a sextortion racket in Srinagar.
The three accused were identified by police as Shaista Bashir alias Saba of Galwanpora at present Narkara Budgam, Jahangir Ahmad Dar of Pethpohru Handwara Kupwara and Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie at present Narkara Budgam.
Police said on Tuesday, Nazir Ahmad Rather of Dalwan Chrar-e-Shareef, Budgam lodged a written complaint in Police Station Shergarhi that some days back, he received a call from one Saba and insisted him to meet for some work.
"Accordingly, he met her near Bakshi Stadium Srinagar. The said lady took him to her room at Reck Chowk Batamaloo and started levelling false allegations against him inside the room. In the meantime three other men (associates of the lady) forcibly entered the room and started making video. Then she along with her accomplices started blackmailing him and he fell prey to a well planned conspiracy of sextortion," the complaint said.
In this regard a case under section 34, 384, 120-B, 506 IPC was registered in Police Station Shergarhi and investigation was set into motion.
Police said the three accused including Saba were arrested.
"There are some other victims of this gang and more arrests are also expected in the instant case and investigation is going on," a police statement said.

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