CTD arrests extortionist in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested an extortionist during an operation in Peshawar on Saturday.

The CTD spokesman said that on a tip-off, an operation was conducted at Landi Sarak, Charsadda Road, Peshawar. During the operation, an extortionist Ibrahim was arrested.

The detainee, claiming to be a member of a banned outfit, had demanded extortion money from a citizen residing in suburbs of the provincial capital. On refusal to pay extortion money, the accused had conducted blast by planting explosives outside his residence.