The Fact News Service
Chandigarh December 27
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Monday arrested an accused woman named Bholi who was absconding in an extortion case in which her accomplices were operating as police officials and used to extort money from private persons by threatening to register police cases against them.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB said the Bureau had registered a case after an enquiry on 31-08-2021 under sections 388, 389, 411, 179, 171, 120-B of IPC and section 7 of prevention of corruption act at VB police station Jalandhar on the complaint of complainant Gurdeep Singh of village Mari Buchian, Gurdaspur district.
The complainant has alleged that accused Jyoti, resident of Sidhwan Dona, Kapurthala district and his accomplice Gurpreet Singh, resident of Hathi Khanna, Kapurthala city has recorded his video and were threatening him to pay the money by conning as assistant sub-inspector and police constable respectively. The accused along with their female accomplice Bholi, resident of Wassal Chak, Gurdaspur district has demanded Rs. 4 lakh to return his Aadhar Card and credit card. He further alleged that the above-mentioned accused persons have already took Rs 5,000 cash and withdrawn Rs 30,000 through credit card.
The spokesperson further informed that the accused conmen had demanded Rs 50,000 from the complainant in this regard and the VB has arrested two persons red handed while taking the bribe money. He added that in this case the above-mentioned accused lady was evading her arrest by changing locations since more than one year.
During investigation, it has came to light that both persons were used to don police uniforms to extort the money from private persons and the accused lady was helping them to commit the crime.