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an exorbitant charge

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unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

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the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

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Rawalpindi -- Some 31 illegal housing societies in Rawalpindi are continually looting public with connivance of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), Land mafia and extortionist groups.
A Rangers press release, however, did not explain whether the traders worked as 'facilitators' of extortionists or they had collected and paid protection money because of threats by criminals.
The District City police also arrested 924 criminals , two terrorists , 89 proclaimed offenders, 330 absconders and three extortionists.
Leading traders expressed deep concern over the re-emergence of extortionists (bhatta mafia), upsurge in robberies and lock-breaking incidents in recent weeks, according to a KCCI press release.
The team with the help of ground and technical support arrested three extortionists, statement further pointed out.
Rourkela (Odisha) [India], October 2 ( ANI ): The Kuarmunda Police team arrested seven Jharkhand-based extortionists belonging to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a retired Border Security Force (BSF) commandant.
One of the earliest IPR patent extortionists took advantage of a glaring difference between the old inter partes reexamination procedure and IPR.
The task force would be manned by selective security officials who would be equipped with modern weaponry and other gadgetry that will help track mobile phone calls and other leads to the extortionists.
Extortionists are targeting their victims from some specific areas like bookies from Rohini and Rajouri Garden, realtors from Najafgarh and Outer Delhi and several businessmen whose factories are located in Bawana
The extortionists not only demand payments in cash, but also take, in some cases, the materials which companies work with.
Prime Minister said that a new force is needed to deliver and he expected that this new force will help in eliminating extortionists and target killers.
Unfortunately, it seems that the trade and industry hub of Pakistan has been left at the mercy of drug barrens and extortionists and there is no sign of any government whatsoever in the metropolis.
They are of the view that the business community suffered most at the hands of terrorists and extortionists who targeted them to make quick money.
It's estimated 60% to 70% of viruses on the Web are written by these cyber extortionists, Gow said.