Srinagar: A history-sheeter, carrying a toy pistol, was arrested after he tried to extort money from a shopkeeper in the city today.

Mohammad Salim Mir, a resident of Safakadal locality of interior city, entered a shop in court road area and demanded money from the shopkeeper by threatening him with a toy pistol, police sources said.

They said a police party was informed about the presence of the extortionist who was immediately arrested.

Mir has several criminal cases registered against him, the sources said.

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