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Sangrur, Could 3
“Prashant Kishor (PK) is asking you repeatedly, however you aren’t taking his calls. He desires to have your CV to finalise the Congress candidate from Sunam,” Jagmohan Sharma, common secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, instructed Daman Thind Bajwa, a celebration candidate from Sunam within the final Meeting elections.
Sought Rs7 lakh
An individual, posing as Prashant Kishor on the cellphone, promised a Congress ticket from Sunam if I paid Rs7 lakh. — Daman Thind Bajwa, Congress chief
Will probe matter
We are going to conduct investigations as it’s a severe matter. — Vivek Sheel Soni, Sangrur SSP
Daman panicked for a second pondering not taking PK’s calls may injury her possibilities of getting the ticket. Her husband Harman Bajwa, nonetheless, requested her to name on the quantity supplied by Sharma.
“Initially, I assumed the individual on the opposite aspect of the cellphone was PK and replied to his queries as he’s the principal adviser to CM Capt Amarinder Singh and a identified political strategist. However after having spoken to him for a while, I realised there was one thing fishy as an individual like PK would by no means take pleasure in unfastened discuss or demand cash,” mentioned Daman, whereas exhibiting her grievance to the DGP and SSP on this regard.
The individual posing as PK first talked of resume despatched by one other Sunam chief and even shared his particulars. Harman, sitting by Daman’s aspect, requested her to get extra particulars from the “pretend PK”. Lastly, when the suspect promised her the ticket from Sunam on the situation that she dropped Rs 7 lakh in Jalandhar, the couple realised they have been being focused by a gang energetic in Punjab.
“After checking with seniors, a lure was laid, however the gang members stopped taking calls and switched off their mobiles. Another Congress leaders have additionally acquired related calls. Whether or not they paid cash or not, it’s a matter for police to research,” mentioned Daman.
Sharma, Congress chief from Ludhiana, confirmed he bought a name from a person who recognized himself as PK. “I solely conveyed his message to Daman to name him,” he mentioned. Kishor couldn’t be reached for remark.