Claiming false implication owing to political rivalry, Rattan Lubana, 22, ABVP chairman at DAV College, Sector 10, and son of a BJP leader, has moved court seeking bail.
Lubana, who was booked on charges of extorting money from schoolchildren, is currently lodged in Burail jail.
In his bail application, he said, “I was falsely implicated due to ulterior motives aimed at spoiling the name of my father who is chairman of market committee Chandigarh and a political leader. I am being framed for being a political person and raising public grievances.”
He claimed that he was a college student and had nothing to do with the case. His bail plea would come up for hearing on January 31.
Contesting the bail plea, the police submitted that Lubana used to threaten children and thus should not be granted bail as that could hamper investigation.
The operations cell of the Chandigarh police had earlier this month arrested Lubana; Amitoz Singh, 26, whose late father was a sub-inspector in the Punjab Police; and Rajveer Singh, 24, son of a UT police constable.
The trio allegedly flaunted their ‘connections’ and even guns to cultivate ‘clients’ among teenagers who paid them thousands of rupees besides funding their boozing and partying.
The children, most of them in Classes 9 or 10 and from well-to-do families, are from Strawberry Fields High School, St John’s High School in Sector 26, Vivek High School in Sector 38, and Delhi Public School, Sector 40.