Accused remanded to police custody in extortion case

KARACHI: An Anti-terrorism Court-I (ATC-I) remanded an accused, Yasir Talal, to police custody till 30 November 2014 in a money extortion case.

Police produced the accused before the ATC-I judge under tight security. Investigating officer requested the court to allow physical custody of accused as police wanted to trace his connections and other accomplices in the crime. The court accepted the police request and remanded the accused to their custody for 14 days.

According to prosecution, the accused with his accomplices was involved in demanding extortion of Rs 50,000 from Arshad Mehmood and hurling threats of killing him in case of non-payment within the jurisdiction of Quaidabad police station.

The case Fir was registered under section 384 (punishment for extortion), 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 34(common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Quaidabad police station.

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