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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 participants of condolence reference also passed five resolutions unanimously demanding removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) KP, arrest of killers of Haji Haleem Jan, providing protection to family members of Haji Haleem Jan from extortionists, taking practical measures for removal of reservations of business community of the province.
The business community is in a lurch over increasing calls from extortionists who are demanding money and threats of dire consequences over non payment.
He also demanded operation clean-up against extortionists and target killers.
The official adds that some time extortionists using unregistered and Afghan SIMs, a fact that criminals are making the most of.
He also demanded operation clean up against extortionists and target killers.
According to Muhammad Rafiq, he received threatening calls from unidentified extortionist through unregistered sims and he earlier also submitted a written application in concerned police station in this regard but no action was taken by the concerned authority.
CTD also recovered money from the extortionists and shifted them to unknown place for further investigation.
According to Muhammad Rafiq, I received threatening calls from unidentified extortionist through unregistered sims who demanded extortion, however, I refused the fulfil their demands and faced the consequences.
According to the police, the alleged extortionists were wanted in several crimes.
The Rangers personnel laid a trap and asked extortionists to collect the money.
With changing times, the extortionists have also adopted new ways to deliver threats.
In several cases, the extortionists have attempted to harm or kill the person who did not comply to their demands, he added.