Two senior Punjab police officials arrested in Moga sex scandal ca

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) CBI today arrested two senior Punjab police officials for their alleged involvement in the Moga sex scandal case. Punjab's Assistant Inspector General (Security) Devendra Singh Garcha and Superintendent of Police (Ropar) Paramvir Singh Sandhu were taken into custody from Chandigarh, CBI officials said.

CBI conducted searches at six premises of Garcha and Sandhu at Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Ropar.

The accused allegedly implicated innocent people in the Moga sex scandal and demanded huge amounts of money as bribe for not implicating them in the sex scandal.

The case, unearthed in April 2007, pertains to two women, Manpreet Kaur and Manjeet Kaur, who in connivance with police officials, allegedly extorted money from people with the threat of slapping sexual abuse charges against them Some councillors, a businessman and a journalist are also facing prosecution for exploiting women and minors in Moga, Punjab.

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