Extortion

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Extortion

An illegal act in which one coerces another into providing money or something else of value. For example, one may extort money from a business by threat of force. Extortion historically has been common in organized crime.
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The Rangers official pointed out that between Dec 14 and 16 Dec 2017, three cases of extortion Shahzad Ahmed case, Usman Ghani case and Rizwan and Aijaz case were reported with the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee and the suspects involved in all these cases had been arrested and were handed over to the police for further legal action.
In a report, the army troopers while responding to extortion complaints from civilians encountered more or less seven communist terrorists which resulted to the recovery of an improvised land mine planted near Sitio Kauyangan, Brgy Camam-onan, Gigaquit, this province.
Sharjah: Hundreds of people are falling prey to cyber extortion every year in the UAE due to the increasing use of smart technology, law enforcement authorities in Sharjah said on Wednesday.
Incidents of extortion and kidnapping between Herat and Farah have increased over the past year.
He was briefing the KP IGP, regarding performance of CTD, he said in the year 2015, 67 cases of extortion were reported as compared to 106 cases of extortion reported in corresponding period of 2014 showing a decline of 37 percent, said an police statement here.
BETRAYAL OF INNOCENCE: Arlene/Darlene allegedly involved in the extortion racket in the Philippines.
A woman accused Fauzia and his partner Akram were arrested from Saeedabad for being involved in armed robberies and many case of money extortions.
On March 2, 1942 the Supreme Court infamously upheld the Second Circuit's reversals of extortion convictions for the Local 807 branch of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in United States v.
The people crimes include assaults, sex offenses, robberies and extortions.
Patna: Police in India's Bihar state are investigating the case of a road contractor who allegedly received an extortion letter with a bullet enclosed inside the envelope.
Dimapur, Oct 16 (ANI): Although several militant outfits have signed the ceasefire agreement with the government, there has been an increase in the number of extortion cases in the Nagaland.
Similarly, in the year 2015, 67 cases of extortion were reported as compared to 106 cases of extortion reported in corresponding period of 2014 showing a decline of 37%.