Extortion case: AAP’s Gulab Singh surrenders before Gujarat Police

Surat (Gujarat) [India], Oct. 16 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Gulab Singh against whom a non-bailable warrant was issued yesterday following charges of extortion surrendered before the Gujarat Police on Sunday.

Accompanied by his supporters, Singh reached the Umra Police Station in Surat to surrender himself. Earlier on Sunday, a Delhi Police team left for Gujarat to arrest Singh, the AAP's Gujarat in-charge. This came after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by a Delhi court on Thursday. Singh is being probed in an alleged extortion case and three men, allegedly his aides, have been already arrested for extortion.

The AAP has far cried foul over the matter and said the move to arrest the legislator from Matiala was a ploy to spoil Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's upcoming rally in Gujarat.

Last month, a case of extortion was filed at the Bindapur Police Station after the locals nabbed two men allegedly threatening two property dealers.

A third man, who fled, was seen leaving in a car belonging to the MLA. On September 13, a case under Section 384 (punishment for extortion) had been registered in the matter at the Bindapur Police Station.

The FIR stated that two property dealers, Deepak Sharma and Rinku Diwan, had alleged that Satish and Divender, who work in the Matiala MLA's office, and an associate, Jagdish, were extorting money from them.

The report further mentioned that the trio had extorted Rs. two lakh in two attempts, and were making a third attempt and demanded Rs. 1.5 lakh. It has been alleged by the complainants that the extortionists came to them in a vehicle with a beacon that suspectedly belongs to the AAP legislator.

Source: ANI