Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said on Thursday that Pradeep Chauhan -- the man accused by Union Minister VK Singh’s wife of blackmail -- met him on Sunday and claimed that he has “evidence” against two union ministers of plotting murder. But the audio and video evidence did not have anything substantial, the AAP leader said.
Singh told IANS that Chauhan also wanted an AAP ticket for the Punjab elections. “He came to my office on Sunday. He said he is a nephew of Gen (retd) VK Singh and has worked for him from Sahibabad during elections,” Sanjay Singh said. “He further said that he has evidence against two union ministers of hatching a conspiracy to get a few people murdered and assured that he has audio and video evidence of the same,” Singh added. “When I asked him to show the audio and video evidence there was nothing substantial in them.”
Following the claims of Chauhan, Sanjay Singh called up a close relative of the minister of state for external affairs (VK Singh) to confirm if he was really a nephew. “A close family member said that Chauhan is not his nephew,” he said.
The AAP leader said that when demanded a party ticket from Punjab he told Chauhan that “ticket will be given to party volunteers and not to him”. Sanjay Singh then asked Chauhan to leave his office and threatened to call police.
VK Singh’s wife Bharti Singh had on late Tuesday filed a case against Chauhan at the Tughlaq Road police station for allegedly blackmailing her and demanding Rs 2 crore as extortion money.
In her complaint to the police, Bharti Singh said: “The accused has been threatening me with dire consequences, saying that if I fail to pay him Rs 2 crore, he will make public some doctored audio and video clips, contents of which are unknown to me.”
Bharti Singh further said that the accused had threatened to ruin her and the reputation of her husband. She has also demanded security from the Delhi police.