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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We asked him to show a strong personality to the extortionist and not to answer their calls.
One of the earliest IPR patent extortionists took advantage of a glaring difference between the old inter partes reexamination procedure and IPR.
GOODWOOD: 1.55 Hillstar, 2.30 Lightning Thunder, 3.05 BRONZE ANGEL (NAP), 3.40 Extortionist, 4.15 Son Of Africa, 4.50 J Wonder, 5.25 Rydan.
" In the last few months, some businessmen and industrialists have received extortion calls from Tihar and Rohini jails claiming to be from Munna Bajrangi, Bablo Goga, Ghaziabad- based criminal Kurvesh and Usmanpur- based extortionist Partap Gujjar," the officer said.
They said JAL is suspected of making the payments for about five years until earlier this month, to buy flowers from an unnamed Tokyo-based leasing company run by corporate extortionists, known as ''sokaiya'' in Japan.
The task force would be manned by selective security officials who would be equipped with modern weaponry and other gadgetry that will help track mobile phone calls and other leads to the extortionists.
According to rangers' spokesman, the paramilitary force carried out targeted raids in Docks area and apprehended an alleged target killer, Faruk Basheer and extortionist Mohammad Furqan linked to Lyari gang war.
The extortionist was fled from the scene throwing an extortion slip for receipt of Rs1 million extortionist money.
On Thursday, a trader was shot and injured in Karachi after he reportedly denied paying 'protection money' and disconnected Whatsapp calls from an extortionist.
According to sources, Sub Inspector Micheal Gill and ASI Nawaz deputed at Khanna Police Station are involving in backing these extortionist groups.
During the search operations in Landhi, Awami Colony, FB area, Bilal Colony and Zaman Town, the Rangers arrested nine street criminals and an alleged extortionist.The spokesman further said that the arrested criminals were allegedly involved in target killing, extortion, robberies and drug peddling.
The police said they suspected an extortionist group in the Quidabad district.