The Amritsar city police have booked head constable Kanwaljit Singh for raping a married woman on the pretext of sending her abroad.
The incident took place at Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh in June last year. However, police claim that they received the complaint from the woman a couple of days ago and a case was registered against the accused under Sections 376/328/506 of the Indian Penal Code at 'A' division police station.
In the complaint lodged with the police, the woman has alleged that the accused took Rs 1 lakh from her to send her to Singapore and even persuaded her to give him some blank cheques. She maintained that the accused told her that he needed her signatures in the embassy and her husband left her at the residence of the accused.
The complainant alleged that the accused took her to village Sakrate in Pathankot and made her consume an intoxicating substance mixed with a cold drink after which she became unconscious. The accused, she alleged raped her, made a video of the act and threatened her with dire consequences.
On June 2, 2013, the accused took her to a hotel and later on to Singapore. The accused allegedly raped her repeatedly and also called her husband and told him that she would be taken for a three-month training to Delhi, but took her to Dalhousie instead, where he made her stay in a church. The woman conceived later and the accused allegedly introduced her as his wife.
According to the police, the accused also compelled her to make a compromise. He also allegedly took two gold earrings, one gold chain, one ring and a mobile from the woman.
Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that the matter was brought to his notice on Tuesday only. "The accused is a head constable. The matter was brought to my notice yesterday and a case has been registered against the accused", he said.
Women's police station house officer sub-inspector Paramdeep Kaur, who is investigating the case, said that the matter was being duly probed. "The matter is being duly investigated. A case in this regard has already been registered against the accused. Efforts are on to arrest him," she said.