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Police files FIR after some vehicles looted along highway, govt official identified among culprits

Srinagar, Feb 14 (GNS): Police on Sunday filed a case against under sections of robbery, criminal intimidation and wrong restraint after some persons including a government official allegedly took away nearly Rs 45000 from drivers at Lethpora along Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama district.

A senior police officer told GNS that on February 13 one person of Lethpora approached police station Awantipora with a written complaint, stating therein that his driver of dumper vehicle was stopped by some persons who were boarding in a scorpio.

These persons stopped few more vehicles including one more dumper, he said.

“It is also stated that they beat up driver of the complainant and one more driver. Moreover, they forcefully took away money worth Rs 33 thousand cash and 12 thousand through transfer to the account from the complainant, restrained them and threatened them etc,” he said.

One of these persons was identified as an employee of the government ( District Mining Officer Kulgam), he said.

“On receipt of this application, a case FIR No 21/21 u/s 341 (wrong restraint), 392 (punishment for robbery), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) IPC stands registered and investigation taken up,” the officer added. (GNS)

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