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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If any extortionist claims that he is calling from inside the jail, the victim is more likely to give in to the demand as it proves the criminal's muscle power
The Rangers personnel laid a trap and asked extortionists to collect the money.
Local Police said that unknown extortionists hurled a hand grenade inside house of Muhammad Rafeeq son of Muhammad Hussain, who is serving inspector at Custom Department Peshawar.
The Police sources informed the accused extortionist was allegedly demanding cash amount from the people via phone calls.
The police said they suspected an extortionist group in the Quidabad district.
Just imagine what the fallout will be in the years ahead as City Hall escalates its coercive and extortionist attack on the entire private sector.
Wah Cantt -- An alleged extortionist has demanded Rs10 million from a citizen in the Lalarukh area of Wah Cantt, threatening him of dire consequences if he failed to arrange the sum.
He said that MQM is not an extortionist party, it is a party of the righteous and their struggle will continue.
Haripur police has arrested the extortionist on the information that on telephone call an unknown person was demanding for one million rupees.
Haripur police had arrested the extortionist who was demanding one million rupees as ransom, police told.
County Sheriff's Department's search into her personal computer, Mel Gibson's ex Oksana Grigorieva said: "I am not an extortionist.
PESHAWAR -- District Police on Thursday killed an Afghan extortionist and arrested another during an operation ensued after the accused refused to surrender here in Gulberg area, said SSP Operation Dr.