Sangrur police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four members of the gang which used to carry out fake sting abortion operations in the district.
The four accused were arrested from Bhawanigarh on the Sangrur-Patiala Road on the complaint of Sehgal Garg, a doctor in the district.
Sehgal had claimed that on April 4 four men allegedly came to his clinic with a woman named Paramjit Kaur and enquired about carrying out the abortion Kaur's unborn child.
"The accused recorded the whole conversation and black mailed Garg and extorted Rs 3,80,000 in cash," added Sidhu.
The police have impounded the vehicle which was used by the accused and recovered Rs 1 lakh cash from them along with one laptop, six hidden cameras, one digital camera, seven mobile phones and eight SIM cards. Despite this police recovered four identification cards of Time TV and Chardi Kala TV.
The accused have been identified as Daljit Singh alias Goldy, Brahmpreet Singh alias Rojan, Randhir Singh and Aman residents of Patiala. The four had been carrying out extortion on similar lines in different cities of the state.
The accused had been booked under sections 384 (extortion), 389 (putting a person in fear of accusation), 508 (causing someone to do something he is not legally bound to do), 120 (concealing design) of the Indian Penal Code.