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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Ex-SHO, driver arrested in Rs 55L extortion case

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 9

A former SHO of the Sector 14 police station, Inspector Naveen Saharan, his driver and Head Constable Harpal, and a resident of Greater Noida have been arrested by a special investigation team (SIT) probing an extortion and cheating case. The two policemen have been sent to four-day police remand.

ACP Vijay Kumar, who is heading the SIT, said: "It was after we collected sufficient evidence regarding the allegations against the police officers that we arrested them."

He said the two police officials were arrested on Thursday and produced before a local court the next day. However, the Police Department made the development public today.

No police official had been named in the FIR when it was registered at the Sector 5 police station on December 8 last year.

The police had earlier arrested two Delhi residents in the case.

Kunal Chopra of Nilokheri in Karnal had filed a police complaint that Kshwinder Sharma (with whom he established contact through his acquaintance Sanjeev), two police constables and five unknown persons took away his bag containing Rs 55.50 lakh at a hotel room in Sector 5 where he was putting up.

Subsequently, when he went to the Sector 14 police station, he was threatened by police officials present there, including then SHO Naveen Saharan, with implication in a false case.

He told the police that he had arrived in Panchkula to buy a property and was carrying cash along.

The complainant had complained to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, whose office forwarded the matter to the state DGP, following which a case was registered in Panchkula.

from The Tribune

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