Ludhiana (The Stellar News) Saksham Kalia: Ludhiana Police booked two people who allegedly tried to extort money from a lottery ticket seller, Harwinder Singh. As per report, the two were blackmailing the lottery seller for doing settlement with them otherwise they will post reports against him. The two claimed them to be the reporters of a web news channel.
One of the accused has been identified as Jassi, while his accomplice is yet to be identified.
The complainant, Harwinder Singh, who is a resident of Baba Than Singh chowk and owns a lottery shop on Bahadur Ke road, said he was being harassed by a group who would threaten to publish reports against him on their web channels and newspaper if he did not settle on giving them a fixed amount of money every month.
Even after him presenting documents substantiating the legality of his business, the group kept publishing false content about the shop. They would then send links for the videos, and images tarnishing the shop’s reputation and demand money in lieu of them stopping it.
Detailing the sequence of events, the complainant said three persons landed at his shop and started filming around ten days ago. They proceeded to take around ₹3,000 from the cash register along with seven lottery vouchers.