VK Singh's wife, Bharti Singh, has filed a complaint alleging that she is being blackmailed by an individual who is demanding Rs 2 crore as extortion money.
VK Singh’s wife, Bharti Singh, has filed a complaint alleging that she is being blackmailed by an individual who is demanding Rs 2 crore as extortion money. VK Singh is the Minister of State for External Affairs and a former Indian Army chief. According to Delhi Police, a central government minister’s wife registered a complaint on August 16 at the Tughlaq Road police station in the national capital. While the police has not disclosed the names of the minister and his wife, various reports suggest that the complainant was VK Singh’s wife.
Bharti Singh has claimed that the accused named Praveen Chauhan, a friend of her nephew, has been threatening her with “dire consequences”, saying that if she fails to pay him Rs 2 crore, he will make public some doctored audio and video clips, contents of which are unknown to her. The minister’s wife has also claimed that the accused has been calling her late in the night and during the day, blackmailing her. According to the complaint filed, the accused has threatened to “ruin Bharti Singh” and the reputation of her husband. Bharti Singh has alleged that Praveen Chauhan posted a video on YouTube level ling false allegations against her husband and her family as part of his extortion bid. Singh’s wife has demanded that the security of both her and her family should be enhanced. This she says is because Chauhan (the accused) carries a gun.
Delhi Police on its part has said that a case for extortion and criminal intimidation has been registered against the accused. The Delhi Police has said that they are examining the case. “We have registered a case under Sections 384 (extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and we have formed multiple teams to look into the matter,” a senior police officer told IANS.