A Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector and gallantry medal winner has been arrested for allegedly planning to extort ₹2 crore by conniving with criminals, an officer said on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Thakur said ASI Rajbir Singh, posted with the Police Control Room unit in South-West Zone, had planned and plotted the extortion.
A Delhi Police spokesperson said they were examining the possibility of revoking the medal conferred on Singh. “He has been suspended and proceedings for his dismissal are being contemplated,” he added.
The police said the matter came to light when an FIR was lodged at the Hauz Khas police station in which the complainant alleged that on June 28 his father received a call from a man who identified himself as gangster Kala. The caller allegedly demanded ₹2 crore and threatened to kill the complainant’s entire family if he did not pay up.
During investigation, it was revealed that the SIM card and phone used to make the…