Fake police job racket: Harinder Babbu claimed to links at higher level in police that helped him

Sangrur, Dec 30: Harinder Singh Babbu claimed to have links at the higher level in the police that helped him in winning the confidence of his victims.

His influence can be gauged from the fact that in Barnala, he duped an ASI of Rs 40 lakh and in Sangrur too, an ASI fell into his trap.

“Babbu duped cops by claiming to have links with higher officials and civilians by posing as a cop. Mainly, he duped people by claiming that he worked in the secret branch of the police,” said Harjeet Singh, Barnala SSP.

He was arrested on the complaint of ASI Parminder Singh on December 20 for duping people by promising jobs in the police department. “After Parminder complained that the accused took Rs 40 lakh from him on the pretext of getting his son recruited, we registered an FIR after taking legal opinion. Further investigation is on,” said the SSP.

Rakesh Kumar, SHO, Sangrur Sadar, said, “ASI Surinder Singh was cheated of Rs 8 lakh. We have registered a case against Harinder Singh and conducting further investigations.” 

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