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Man who ‘blackmailed’ VK Singh’s wife claims there’s threat to his life

Pradeep Chauhan, the man who has been accused of blackmailing Union minister VK Singh’s wife, has filed a police complaint alleging that there was a threat to his life as he was aware of some “secrets” of the minister’s family.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2016 00:36 IST
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Pradeep Chauhan, the man who has been accused of blackmailing VK Singh’s wife, has filed a police complaint alleging that there was a threat to his life as he was aware of some “secrets” of the minister’s family.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Pradeep Chauhan, the man who has been accused of blackmailing Union minister VK Singh’s wife, has filed a police complaint alleging that there was a threat to his life as he was aware of some “secrets” of the minister’s family.

In his complaint, a copy of which is with HT, he stated, “I am being threatened because I have strong evidence against Singh and his family planning to eliminate a Colonel and his OSD (officer on special duty). I have both audio and video clips to support my claims.”

He also named VK Singh’s daughter, wife Bharti Singh, brother-in-law and a captain of the army in his complaint.

Sources said that Chauhan has recorded conversations between Singh and some officials of the ministry of external affairs related to some inquiries. The recordings also had some correspondence between Singh and defence ministry officials.

“We are not aware of any such allegations. All of this is rubbish. Let the investigation agency work and get to the bottom of it,” Singh’s counsel Vishwajeet Singh said.

Chauhan has reportedly submitted his phone to the Gurgaon police for investigation. It will now be handed over to the Delhi Police who are looking into the case. “The mobile will be sent for forensic examination. If Chauhan pursues the case, then voice samples of Bharati and Singh will be collected and compared with the audio clips recovered from Chauhan’s phone,” an investigator told HT.

Sources said that Singh’s family approached the police to quash the case. The police, however, refused to act saying that the matter was now in the court.