Intelligence officer, others remanded to CBI custody
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Jammu, July 20: A RAW officer along with two persons, who were arrested for alleged extorting money from a local youth, were remanded to five days CBI custody by a special court here on Friday.
Special Magistrate CBI Jammu Jatinder Singh Jamwal granted five days CBI remand of Raw Inspector Dinesh Koul and his accomplice Sahdev Singh and Rinku Kumar as the investigation agency claimed that the custody was required for further investigation of the case.
“The application and the case dairy reveals that accused are involved in a case for offences u/s 120-B RPC r/w section 161 and u/ss 5(2) r/w section 5(1) (d) of J&K PC Act. The investigation of the case is at initial stage and the custodial interrogation of the accused persons appears to be imperative”, the court held while granting the five days remand to the CBI.
The intelligence officer, posted by RAW in RS Pura Sector of Jammu region, along with two others - Rinku and Sehdev - who acted as his conduits, were allegedly extorting money from a youth by threating to implicate him in some false cases. The CBI arrested all the three last night.
Koul, had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 1.2 lakh from the youth and also threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to make the payment.
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is the external intelligence agency of the country.
The youth, whose identity has been kept a secret, went to CBI and lodged a complaint following which the agency laid a trap and caught Koul when he was allegedly accepting a part payment, the agency claimed. "We want to unravel the entire racket and more arrests are likely to follow," a CBI official said.
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