SHIKARPUR : A large number of residents of village Jindo Dero held a demonstration in front of Madeji Press Club here on Wednesday against some influential persons of the area for demanding extortion money.

Registering their protest, the protesters namely Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Mithal, Fareed Ahmed, Waqar Ahmed, Ibrar Ahmed, Saifullah, all by caste Bhutto, alleged that Mumtaz Bhutto, Siddique aka Nisar Bhutto and others had demanded Rs0.5 million from them as extortion money.

They further said that when they refused to pay them the amount, they forcibly occupied their eight acres of land, and threatened them that the land would remain in their possession unless the money was paid.

The protesters demanded Deputy Inspector General Larkana and SSP Shikarpur to take notice of occupation of their land and get them rid of influential persons.