Extortion bid foiled in south Kashmir, former salesperson of petrol pump held

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A former salesperson of a Petrol Pump owner was held along with a toy pistol and some rounds of bullets when he tried to escape from the spot after assaulting the fuel station owner in South Kashmir.

Police sources told News Agency Kashmir News Trust that a fuel station owner at Jawbera area that falls under the jurisdiction of police station Awantipora alerted a Road Opening Party of C-Company 130 Battalion CRPF that a man carrying a pistol is fleeing after trying to assault him.

The forces swung into action and apprehended the assailant. Police sources added that besides a toy pistol 4 live rounds of SLR were recovered from him.

They identified the assailant as Rafiq Ahmed Sheikh, a resident of Dalwach Khurd area of Beerwah Budgam.

“Investigation has been started to find out where from this assailant procured 4 rounds of SLR. The assailant was the salesman of the petrol pump owner since November last year and prima facie, it seems an extortion case,” sources added. (KNT)

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