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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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36 criminals were killed , 1030 criminals were arrested, 15 proclaimed offenders, 281 absconders, seven kidnappers, eight extortionists, four police officers martyred and two injured.
These extortionists reasoned that the very challenge of any key patent to a company would likely lead to a settlement given companies would understand their hands were tied to overcome any minor deficiency in claim drafting that might arise due to the broadest reasonable interpretation used by the USPTO by amendment of their claims.
With the advent of Ramadan, businessmen and traders complained to the police that they were getting threats from extortionists despite a nine-month-old operation that has led to the arrest of 27,000 criminals and suspects.
The list comprises mostly extortionists and criminals who have blood on their hands and are known to be ruthless when it comes to executing their plans.
Terrorists, target killers and extortionists will be dealt under the law and they will be punished after due process.
Trade associations have observed a complete shutter down against the highhandedness of these extortionists and refused to pay "Bhatta" (extortion money) to them and asked the government to save them from this menace which is eclipsing city's trade activity.
The viruses come with programs called "bots," which act like robots and allow the extortionists to take control of the infected systems and use them to attack their victims.
Japan Airlines (JAL), suspected of making illegal payments totaling more than 20 million yen to a group of extortionists, made payments worth 7 million yen on an annual basis to another bunch of racketeers, police sources said Tuesday.
A 19-year-old amateur boxer from Glendale and one of the suspects was killed late Tuesday when a gunfight broke out between the owner of the Mirage Clothing and Shoe Store on Glendale Avenue and six would-be extortionists, police said.
In a statement, Siraj Teli and Muffasar Malik stressed that LEAs must devise strict strategies to completely wipe out extortionists and ensure foolproof security to the business and industrial community, particularly small traders and shopkeepers of the Old City Areas who continue to receive threats and were being victimised by the Extortion Mafia.
KARACHI -- Police and the Rangers claimed on Sunday to have apprehended several suspects, including two notorious extortionists, during separate targeted raids in various parts of the city.