New Delhi: Union Minister and former Army chief VK Singh's wife Bharti Singh, has filed a complaint with Delhi Police alleging, her nephew's friend blackmailed her.
The minister's wife in her complaint has claimed that the person, Pradip Chauhan, demanded Rs two crore by threatening her with "doctored" audio-video clips to defame her husband.
The complaint was filed at Tughlaq Road police station and the police has filed an FIR against the Gurgaon resident.
Chauhan made phone calls to Bharti on the intervening night of August 6-7, following which, she spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma.
An FIR was filed under Section 384 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
It is being learnt that the accused had already uploaded a video clip on Youtube.
Bharti has claimed that she was unaware about the content of the clips, but Chauhan has threatened to ruin her husband's reputation.
A report published in 'The Times of India' the accused is a real estate agent and and has already been questioned by the police. Chauhan is learnt to have denied the allegations of making any extortion calls. However, the real estate agent admitted of being a frequent visit to the minister's family. Chauhan had reportedly told police that he only had informal chats with Bharti Singh and didn't blackmailed.
The FIR quoted Singh's wife saying, “He has threatened me that he will ruin my husband's reputation. It may be noted that I am a senior citizen and have only two daughters and there is a grave threat to the security of my family as my husband has to travel abroad very regularly for official purposes.”
She has described Chauhan as a dangerous person, who always carries a gun with him.