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Woman who filed ’11 rape cases’ held on charge of extorting an accused

A 40-year-old woman,who is reportedly a complainant in 11 cases of rape,stalking and other sexual offences,was arrested on charges of extortion

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi |
July 15, 2013 1:24:48 am

A 40-year-old woman,who is reportedly a complainant in 11 cases of rape,stalking and other sexual offences,was arrested on charges of extortion by the East district police on Friday.

Incidentally,the man who filed the extortion complaint had been earlier charged with raping the woman.

Investigations began when the police received a complaint from one Sushil Kumar,who lives in Pandav Nagar area of East Delhi. On March 28,Sushil Kumar registered a case of extortion against the woman,claiming that she had falsely implicated him in a case of rape that was registered against him on February 19.

In his complaint,Sushil said he had befriended the woman three months ago. He told police that the woman told him that a case of rape against her husband was pending before the Karkardooma court and asked him to lend Rs 10,000 on the pretext of paying the court fee.

Sushil gave her the money,and she promised to return it soon,he said in the complaint.

A month later,Sushil asked her to return the money. When Sushil went to her house,the woman,he claimed in his official statement to the police,threatened to implicate him in a false rape case,assaulted him,snatched his mobile phone and Rs 5,000.

She then dragged him to the police station,where she registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC,following which Sushil was sent to jail.

However,after he was released on bail in March,Sushil filed an application in court requesting that his statement be recorded.

He registered a case of extortion against the woman,which was later ascertained to be true,police said.

Additional DCP (East) D K Gupta said: “The previous case under Sections of rape that the woman registered against Sushil was found to be false. On the directions of the court,a case of extortion based on Sushil’s complaint was registered and the woman,arrested. She has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.”

In his complaint,Sushil alleged that the woman had threatened his lawyer,R K Choudhary that she would implicate him as well if he sought bail for Sushil.

On March 19,the woman registered a case of rape,criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement against Choudhary,and three others including her husband Avtar Singh,alleging that they had raped her inside the lawyer’s chamber in Patiala House courts complex.

R K Choudhary said: “In her complaint,the woman claimed that the incident took place between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm. However,when police investigated the matter,the woman’s location was found to be at the Karkardooma court complex at 7 pm. It was confirmed through CCTV footage.”

Sources said the Tilak Marg police station is in the process of filing a cancellation report in the case,since the allegations were found to be “dubious” in nature.

Four cases of extortion,theft and cheating have been registered against against the woman,East district police said.

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