Po­lice ar­rest three al­leged ex­tor­tion­ists

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: Po­lice on Mon­day claimed to have ar­rested three al­leged ex­tor­tion­ists, who it said tended to tar­get doc­tors and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies and have links with a South Africa-based group. "Po­lice ar­rested two sus­pected ex­tor­tion­ists from Khawaja Aj­mair Na­gri, Wasif Rafiq and Faizan alias Matto, and seized com­put­ers from their cus­tody," said KarachiWest DIG, Feroze Shah. On their pointa­tion, their third ac­com­plice, Hasan Tu­fail, was also de­tained. "This is an in­ter­na­tional gang of ex­tor­tion­ists who mostly tar­geted doc­tors and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies," added the po­lice of­fi­cer, while speak­ing at press con­fer­ence. "Sev­eral doc­tors have left the coun­try due to fear," be­lieved the DIG West. Shah said the "held sus­pects be­longed to a po­lit­i­cal party," with­out nam­ing the party. "They were in­volved in ex­tor­tion dur­ing the last five years but they tended to use names of out­lawed Lyari gang-war out­fits and Tehreek-i-Tal­iban Pak­istan, while send­ing ex­tor­tion chits to doc­tors, phar­mas and traders," claimed the of­fi­cer.

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