Srinagar: Four policemen have been arrested on the charges of extortion here, Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

The cops - constables Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Javed Ahmad Lone, Showkat Ahmad Malik and Manzoor Ahmad Hajam – were arrested in connection with a complaint of extortion lodged at Sherghari police station, a police spokesman said.

"Further investigation in the matter is going on", he added. Shabir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Batamaloo locality of the city, had lodged a complaint stating that he was robbed of Rs 50,000 by some "armed uniformed men" at Solina on Srinagar-Airport road on April 3, police said.

(Agencies)

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