2 women, aide held for blackmail, theft
SANGRUR : Police here have arrested two women and a male aide of their on charges of trespass, blackmail and theft after registering two cases on Tuesday. The three are Harjit Kaur of Khadial village, and Rajwant Kaur and Gurbaksh Singh of Ealwal village in the district.
Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), Sunam, William Jeji said the trio took valuables from many persons while threatening to implicate them in false cases.
He said that a shopkeeper, Weenis Kumar from Sunam, filed a complaint that the women and Gurbaksh came to his shop on February 11 on the pretext of mobile talktime recharge, but they assaulted him and looted a laptop and some mobile phones besides Rs 15,000 cash.
“However, they took in writing from him that he was misbehaving with them,” said the DSP.
“The two women also blackmailed their landlord, Vijay Kumar, in Sunam and wanted exemption from rent. They threatened to implicate him in a false case of rape. Acting on these two complaints, we have made the arrests,” said Jeji.
The accused have been booked under section 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death), 452 (house trespass), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sunam city police station, an official said.