A woman and two of her male accomplice were arrested on Wednesday for extorting Rs 4 lakh from a doctor by threatening to file a false rape case against him.
The accused woman was identified as Sudesh, who is in her 40s, resident of Kaji Majra, Ambala; Ram Prakash, 35, of Shanti Nagar, Ambala and Mahindra Pal, also in his 40s, of Jabbo Majra village, Sangrur, Punjab.
The complainant, Dr Gurmel Singh, 63, a resident of Saunda village runs a private hospital. She had told the police Sudesh had been visiting him for treatment since 10-15 days. On June 23, she called him to her house. There, the two men appeared in police uniforms, claiming they will implicate him a false rape case if he did not cough up Rs 10 lakh.
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Initially the doctor paid them Rs 4 Lakhs, however, when they did not stop calling him, he decided to approach the police.
Ram Kumar, Ambala city station in-charge said,
Fearing his reputation being tarnished, complainant paid them Rs 4 lakh, but decided to approach the police.
The trio was booked under :
- Section 388 (extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc)
- Section 389 (putting person in fear of accusation of offence, in order to commit extortion), 120-B (criminal conspiracy)
- Section 506 (criminal intimidation)
- Section 170 (personating a public servant)
- Section 342 (wrongful confinement)
….of the Indian Penal Code.
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They were sent to two-day police remand by a local court. The police is hoping to expose many more such cases from these accused.
In another case reported from Mumbai last year, an employee who was fired by her doctor employer decided to implicate him in a false POCSO case. The doctor was arrested and also spent 3 months in jail because he was released on bail. Read here.
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