ĎAkali leadersí arrested for duping two in Jalandhar
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The police have arrested two suspected Akali leaders in Jalandhar for allegedly duping a widow and a man on the pretext of getting them jobs.
Gaganajit Singh and his son Bunty were arrested following a complaint by one Avtar Singh Atwal, said police. Atwal had alleged that some time ago, he had come in contact with Gaganajit Singh, who told him that he was close to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and could get jobs for the needy.
"I asked Gaganajit Singh about getting a job for a poor girl, who's mother is a widow. I took both the mother and the daughter to his office where he assured that she will get a job in the anganwari department," said Atwal, adding that while Gaganajit demanded Rs 1 lakh for the same, finally, a deal was struck at Rs 60,000 and Rs 15,000 was paid to him in advance.
"He took us to chief minister's residence in Chandigarh. While we waited outside, he went to the residence. When he came out, he assured that the girl will get a job," said Atwal. Later, Gaganajit was paid more money. "His son Bunty also me that he can get me a job and demanded Rs 1.5 lakh for the same. I paid Rs 60,000. However, time passed and there was no jobs. When we asked them to return our money, they didn't listen us," said Atwal.
Following this, Atwal lodged a complaint with the Jalandhar police commissioner, who ordered a probe. With the probe finding the father and son guilty, a case was registered against them.
According to sources, Gaganajit had demanded ticket from the SAD in the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation elections.
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