Mansehra: 2 arrested for demanding Rs3m extortion
MANSEHRA: Police on Tuesday arrested two brothers for allegedly demanding Rs3 million from a well-off man in the name of jihad. The official sources said that police official Muhammad Delawar and his brother Mohammad Sharafat called one Mohammad Shakil a day earlier and demanded Rs3 million as donation for jihad. They threatened to kill him and his family members in case of non-payment.
Mohammad Shakil, who had recently returned from Kuwait, informed the police about the threats, the sources said, adding that a team headed by City police station house officer Khursheed Khan tapped the telephonic conversation of the accused with Mohammad Shakil.
Mohammad Shakil asked the accused to come to the main bus terminal to receive the amount that was to be handed over to him by one of his servants. A policeman in civvies reached the bus terminal along with the bag, the sources said. They added that the policeman nabbed one of the accused when he approached him to collect the money.
In the meantime, the brother of the accused opened fire on the policeman but he escaped unhurt. The sources said the police managed to arrest both the accused.