Hyderabad: A gang of five members which took advantage of secluded and unlit areas in Banjara Hills, targeted passerbys and extorted money from them were arrested by the police on Friday. They are residents of Banjara Hills.
The five accused have been identified as Afsar Ahmed Khan, 24, Shaik Fakruddin, 27, Mohd Saleem, 25, Mohd Afzal, 24, Mohd Sohail, 22, and Mohd Salman, 20, all were doing odd jobs.
According to assistant commissioner of police Banjara Hills K. Srinivasa Rao the five members, who are also cousins, formed a gang and engaged in extortion by scaring passerbys. Based on a complaint from a Mohd Irfanuddin, who took the Road No 5 during late hours on April 9 along with his friend was targeted by this gang. They surrounded them and threatened to hurt them. When Irfan questioned them he was thrashed and robbed.
The accused fled following which Irfan lodged a complaint. The Jubilee Hills police registered a case and nabbed the five accused.