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Constable booked for extorting money

Written by: Staff

Hoshiarpur, Aug 9 (UNI) Police have registered a case against constable Amarjit Singh, posted at PCR, for extorting one lakh Rupees from one Joginder Singh, a resident of village Sarangowal in the district 15 years back.

Mr Joginder Singh, in a complaint to the police, stated that during militancy period in Punjab, two unidentified motorcycle-borne Sikh youths came to his residence in 1991. They pointed a pistol at him and ordered him to arrange one lakh Rupees as demanded by the 'Singhs' (terrorists). They also showed him the lists of his family members and relatives and threatened him to pay the amount failing which he and his family members would be eliminated. Under the shadow of fear he did not report the matter to the police.

He further stated that after 10 days, they again came to his residence and took away one lakh Rupees from him.

On August 5, 2006, when he came to the district court here, he noticed one person in police uniform who had worn a name badge as Amarjit Singh. He recognised him as one of the aforesaid motorcycle-borne youth after 15 years, who extorted one lakh Rupees from him.

Superintendent of Police Darshanjit Singh Dhindsa said that a case against constable Amarjit Singh of Singriwal and his one unknown accomplice, was registered at Mahilpur Police Station under section 384 of the IPC, who was still at large.


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