SRINAGAR: In a bizarre incident in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district five villagers were allegedly looted by the extortionists holding a “ toy gun’.
The incident as per villagers occurred in Trichal village on Thursday, barely 3 kilometers away from the Pulwama district headquarters.
Quoting the locals, KNT reported that five villagers who were intending to enter the mosque to offer Fajr prayers were stopped by three extortionists who were probably carrying toy pistols. “They asked the men to show their identity cards, and during frisking, they took the cash and fled away,” they said.
Locals on Friday appealed the police to nab the extortionists who looted cash and cell-phone from 5 persons while they were approaching the mosque to offer fajar prayers.
The victims have been identified as Tawseef Ahmed Bhat son of Ali Muhammad Bhat, Muzafar Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hasan Dar, Javaid Ahmed Mohand son of Ghulam Hasan Mohand, Haji Ali Muhammad Dar and Muhammad Shaban Bhat son of Ali Muhammad Bhat.
Extortionists looted Rs 3,000 each from Tawseef Ahmed and Muzafar Ahmed, Rs 6000 from Javaid Ahmed, Rs 30,000 and an ATM and pan cards from the wallet of Haji Ali Muhammad and a cell phone from Muhammad Shaban Bhat