Karnal girl held for ‘accepting Rs 7.25 lakh’ for withdrawing gang rape case

Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 22

A Karnal schoolteacher has been arrested for allegedly accepting Rs 7.25 lakh from a colleague for withdrawing her criticism of gang rape towards the proprietor of the varsity and the Tehsildar, the police have stated.  

Her husband has additionally been arrested, the police added.

The Karnal Police claimed to have arrested the schoolteacher on Friday night from Sector 12.

The duo was produced within the courtroom on Saturday and police sought a two-day remand, claiming that they must get well Rs 6 lakh from the girl which she had taken from the proprietor of the varsity earlier. However, the courtroom denied their plea and despatched the 2 to judicial custody.

The girl denied the allegations and blamed the police and the gang-rape accused of implicating her in a false case.

She additional alleged {that a} son of an MLA from the district was additionally concerned within the conspiracy. The schoolteacher stated she didn’t settle for any cash from any individual.

The counsel for the girl, in the meantime, blamed the police for shielding the gang-rape accused, saying that the police have arrested the sufferer to weaken the gang-rape case, which was registered two-and-a-half months again.

The counsel alleged that the police didn’t arrest the gang-rape accused within the final two-and-a-half months and identified that the courtroom had additionally “pulled up” the investigating officer for not making use of correct process within the arrest.

The counsel additionally stated the police didn’t get the colour-coated foreign money notes from the sufferer.

Superintendent of Police Surinder Singh Bhoria whereas confirming the arrest claimed that the girl had demanded Rs 15 lakh from the proprietor of the varsity.

The SP additionally stated correct process was adopted whereas arresting the duo.

He, nevertheless, refused to touch upon the allegations levelled by the girl and stated police needed to take her on two-day police remand as we needed to get well Rs 6 lakh from her, however the courtroom despatched her to judicial custody.

“After getting the copy of the order, we will approach the court again for remand,” stated Bhoria.

The girl had earlier accused the varsity proprietor and the Tehsildar of raping her. The proprietor of the varsity although bought a counter FIR registered towards her for blackmailing; following which the SP had constituted two SITs to research each the circumstances.

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