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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Murder convict, out on bail, held for extortion bid

Chandigarh, September 18

A murder convict out on bail was arrested for threatening a chemist and demanding Rs 20,000 as extortion money.

The suspect, identified as Bhagat Singh, alias Manga, was convicted of killing an 11-year-old girl.

According to the police, the complainant, a Mohali resident, who runs a shop in Palsora, alleged that Bhagat Singh of Palsora visited his shop on September 12 and threatened him. He demanded extortion money from the complainant.

The suspect again visited the complainant's shop on September 17 and demanded Rs20,000 as extortion money at knifepoint. The complainant raised the alarm following which the suspect escaped from the spot.

The police were informed about the incident following which a case under Sections 385 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against the suspect at the Sector 39 police station.

Pinky, an 11-year-old girl and student of Class VI, was found strangled to death in a jute sack in a jungle area in Sector 52 on December 1, 2013. All suspects were arrested during the investigation in the case. In 2015, the court had convicted Suneeta, alias Billa, Rajkumar and Bhagat Singh. — TNS

from The Tribune

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