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One booked for duping man of Rs 36 lakh in Moga village

The district police, on Thursday, booked Harpal Singh, a resident of Charik village, for allegedly duping a resident of the same village of Rs 36 lakh on the pretext of freeing him from a criminal case registered against him. Victim Surjit Singh, in his first information report (FIR), stated that Harpal Singh became his friend around one and half years ago, after he offered him to import an American medicine for treatment of sugar.

punjab Updated: Oct 21, 2016 15:04 IST
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Surjit stated that he got frightened and somehow wanted to get rid of it by clearing his name from the case. He said then Harpal Singh started demanding money for clearing his name from the case.
Surjit stated that he got frightened and somehow wanted to get rid of it by clearing his name from the case. He said then Harpal Singh started demanding money for clearing his name from the case.(Representative image )

The district police, on Thursday, booked Harpal Singh, a resident of Charik village, for allegedly duping a resident of the same village of Rs 36 lakh on the pretext of freeing him from a criminal case registered against him. Victim Surjit Singh, in his first information report (FIR), stated that Harpal Singh became his friend around one and half years ago, after he offered him to import an American medicine for treatment of sugar.

“One day, Harpal asked me to give my mobile to him as, he said, his mobile was not working, and in good faith, I gave my mobile to him. He used for some days. Later, he returned it to me. After some days, Harpal told me that the police have registered a case against him for smuggling fake currency as he had made calls from my phone,” he added.

Surjit stated that he got frightened and somehow wanted to get rid of it by clearing his name from the case. He said then Harpal Singh started demanding money for clearing his name from the case.

He said, “I was so frightened that I would give him the money whenever he demanded it. During around one-and-a-half years, I ended up paying him a sum of Rs 36 lakh. But, he is still demanding more money.”

Following the complaint, the City south police have booked the accused Harpal under sections 384 (punishment for extortion) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused.

Meanwhile, police said that the accused was absconding and they are conducting raids to nab him.