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Ashok Singh seeks police protection for his son

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016,13:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The father-in-law of Union minister V K Singh’s daughter has sought police protection for his son, fighting divorce proceedings, from Delhi Police which will forward the request to their Gwalior counterpart as they are residing in that city, a senior official said.

Last week, Lt Gen (retd) Ashok Singh had submitted a letter at Delhi Cantonment Police Station in south west Delhi, claiming that his son Anirudh Singh, who is a serving army officer and engaged in divorce proceedings with the Union minister’s daughter, had a threat to his life.

“We had received a complaint letter from Lt Gen Ashok Singh. Since they no longer live in the area but are residents of Gwalior, we will be forwarding the letter to Gwalior Police. Earlier, Ashok Singh was staying in Gurgaon and we had forwarded the complaint there but we found that they had shifted to Gwalior around one and half years back.

It’s a case of a family dispute,” a senior police official said.

In his letter, Ashok Singh has alleged Anirudh’s life was in danger and that he be given police security.

V K Singh’s daughter had filed a case in Delhi Cantonment police station in May against Ashok Singh, his wife and Anirudh alleging dowry harassment.

The development comes following a complaint against one Pradeep Chauhan by VK Singh’s wife Bharti Singh who alleged that he was trying to extort Rs two crore by blackmailing her with “doctored” audio-video clips to defame her husband.

Bharti had filed the complaint at the Tughlaq Road police station here on August 12 while Chauhan had filed a complaint in Sadar Police station in Gurgaon the same day levelling allegations against the complainant’s family.

Ashok Singh, in his complaint, had also referred to the allegations of Chauhan that his son’s life was under threat.

In the latest twist, Chauhan uploaded a video on YouTube apologising to Bharti for what he did and claimed that he did not have any audio or video recordings against her and her family.

Reacting to the issue, V K Singh’s lawyer Vishwajeet Singh said they did not have any knowledge about the complaint by Ashok Singh.