Police have busted a gang that specialised in extorting money from factory owners, traders, lawyers and even top-ranked policemen after filing false cases of molestation and attempt to rape and have booked 11 members of the gang. An advocate has been found to be the ring leader of the gang.
“The gang used to send a woman to a factory owner or business man for a job. Soon, the woman used to file a false complaint against the man and the rest of the gang members used to depose as witnesses. At this, the court marked the matter to the police for investigation. The accused then also had the gumption to start blackmailing the cops for filing a report in their favour. If the cop resisted, another false complaint was filed against the officer concerned,” he added.
Recently, the accused had started blackmailing Joginder Kumar Miglani, a resident of Chandigarh road. Miglani claimed the accused filed a case of molestation against him in the court and were demanding `10 lakh from him to withdraw the complaint. “Instead of bowing before the accused, I decided to file a complaint with the police,” said Miglani.
The members of the gang booked include advocate ND Sharma, Kulwinder Kaur, daughter Prabhjot Kaur, sons Pritpal Singh, Kultar Singh, Manjit Kaur, Kamal Devi, Balvinder Singh, Gurdev Singh, Ratan Singh, advocate Mahinder Lal Tiwari and Dinesh Tiwari. All the accused are absconding.
Division number 5 SHO inspector Dharampal said a case under Sections 389 (putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) has been registered against the accused.