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Woman held for concocting robbery story to help paramour, claim cops

punjab Updated: Mar 03, 2014 19:42 IST
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With the arrest of the woman, who herself lodged a complaint regarding robbery at her house, the police claimed to have solved the case. The police have now booked her for furnishing wrong information.

The police claimed that there was no robbery, instead Seema Sharma, a resident of Kali Sarak area, had handed over her jewellery to her paramour and to save her skin, she concocted the robbery story. However, her paramour Deepak Kumar of Kali Sarak area is absconding.

Yielding about the arrest, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), city 4, Swapan Sharma said Seema had filed a complaint that on intervening night of February 20 and 21 two masked men entered in her room, where she was sleeping with her daughter. She alleged that the miscreants threatened her to hand over all jewellery she possessed otherwise they would kill her daughter.

The woman said she had handed over her jewellery to then and within no time they fled. At that time her husband Rajiv Sharma was on the ground floor of the house to tender his ailing mother.

The ADCP said there was no sign of robbery on the spot, the matter appeared to be fishy and they initiated investigation.

“The woman was changing her statement frequently. When the police posed harsh against her, she confessed that she had concocted the story,” said the ADCP.

“She had come in connection with Deepak and developed relations with him. Deepak had demanded cash from her, following which she had handed over her jewellery to him,” he added.

The ADCP said hunt was on to arrest Deepak.

The police have registered a case under sections 177 (furnishing false information), 182 (false information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person), 293 (sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian penal code against Seema and Deepak. The police are yet to recover the jewellery.