Extortion case: two TTP men remanded to police custody

KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Tuesday remanded two suspects of banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan till 4th March to police custody in extortion case.

Both suspects, Sajid Hussain and Meraj, were produced before ATC-III judge under tight security.

According to the prosecution, the suspects demanded Rs15,00,000 protection money from Mohammad Akram, who was a trader and extended him threats of killing in case of non-payment, within the remits of Boat Basin police station in February 19, 2014.

Accused were arrested during a raid conducted by police on 24th February 2014.

The investigation officer requested the court for more time to conduct further interrogations.

The case FIR No, (100/2014) was registered under Sections 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 at the Boat Basin police station.

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