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Gujarat cop arrested on charges of rape

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 23:04

Ahmedabad: The Crime Branch Tuesday arrested a Police Inspector here for allegedly raping a 37-year-old woman and extorting Rs 50,000 from her.

An FIR was registered against Inspector FM Qureshi, after the woman lodged a complaint yesterday, and he was arrested by the Crime Branch, police said.

The victim told the police that she had come here to attend hearing in a case in the Gujarat High Court on November 1, 2012. As she knew no one in the city, she came in contact with Qureshi, posted as a security officer at the HC.

Initially, Qureshi behaved in a hospitable manner and arranged papers related to her case apart from managing her stay at a hotel run by his friend, police said.

He also accompanied her to Bhuj, about 300-km from here, while on duty. In Bhuj, he arranged her a lawyer. On way back to the city from Bhuj, Qureshi opened up to her and expressed a desire to marry her after divorcing his wife, police said.

Mina Jagtap, the woman`s lawyer, told a news agency, "He said he didn`t share a cordial relationship with his wife and wanted to divorce her."

The complaint further said between November 1 and December 31, Qureshi took her to hotels on various pretexts and allegedly raped her. He also took Rs 50,000 from her.

Qureshi told her that if she didn`t marry him, he would kill himself, according to the complaint.

The woman said the police officer had been lying about his marital relationship and he later started blackmailing and threatening her, leading her to file the complaint.


First Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 23:04
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