"During preliminary investigation, involvement of one Savitri Bawariya also came to light. Both were running a pickpocket racket," Khatu police station SHO Ravindra said.
Savitri is a Congress councillor and resides in Kotputali town.
"We came to know that Savitri was also there with Chand but she managed to escape...We have seized a vehicle of Savitri and recovered her Identity card from it," the SHO said.
Meanwhile, Savitri rejected the allegation and said she is ready for any fair investigation.
"It is a conspiracy of police to tarnish my image. I had allowed my driver to take the vehicle because Chand was known to me and he said he required the vehicle due to some personal engagement," she said.