Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, April 3
The police have arrested a person on the extortion charge and recovered Rs 70,000 from him.
The accused has been identified as Rakesh Kumar, alias Raju, of Bilaspur town in Yamunanagar district.
On the complaint of Ajay Sharma of Sector 17, HUDA, Jagadhri, a case was registered against Rakesh Kumar under Sections 384, 388 and 389 of the IPC at the Jagadhri Sector 17 police station on April 1.
SHO Ramphal said the accused was yesterday produced before a Jagadhri court that sent him to one-day police custody.
Ajay Sharma said they belong to a village falling under Bilaspur police station. His brother, Arun Sharma, was posted as a pharmacist at a primary health centre in the Bilaspur area. “A woman of our village filed a complaint at Yamunanagar women police station against my brother alleging that he raped her after serving her a cold drink laced with a sedative. Besides, she also alleged that my parents and I made castiest remarks against her,” said Ajay.
He said they were called to women police station on March 27 in connection with the complaint. “Besides, family members of the complainant (woman) and woman’s family friend Rakesh Kumar, alias Raju, of Bilaspur town also came at the police station that day,” said Ajay.
He added that Rakesh Kumar demanded Rs 2 lakh and threatened them if they failed to pay, a fake case of rape would be registered against his brother Arun Sharma. A deal for Rs 1.2 lakh was finalised between them.
“We were again called to women police station on March 31. Rakesh Kumar took Rs 50,000 from us outside woman police station that day,” said Ajay Sharma. They informed the police about the extortion who caught Rakesh Kumar red-handed while taking the remaining amount of Rs 70,000 near the New grain market, Jagadhri, on April 1.