Extortion racket in jail busted, 3 held - ECAS Punjab

Extortion racket in jail busted, 3 held

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, August 5

The police today busted an extortion racket allegedly being run from the Central Jail in Faridkot by arresting three persons. The kingpins of the gang are already lodged in the jail for their involvement in criminal activities.

On the direction of gang leaders Ajay Kumar and Vicky Kumar, who are lodged in the prison, five members of the gang were extorting money from shopkeepers in Faridkot, Jaito and Muktsar.

The accused have been identified as Sukhjinder Singh of Faridkot, Jaspal Singh of Dhudi village, Jaspal Singh of Jaito, Neeraj Kumar and Deepak Kumar of Muktsar.

With the arrest of Sukhjinder Singh and two others, the police claimed it had busted the extortion racket being operated from the jail.

Gurwinder Singh Bhullar, Station House Officer, Faridkot, said the arrests were made following a tip-off that Ajay Kumar and Vicky were passing instructions from the jail to their henchmen to extort money. The accused were provided three pistols. Two of the pistols had been recovered, he said.

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