New Delhi, Oct 9: Three males, together with the maker of Freedom 251 that was touted because the world’s least expensive smartphone, have been arrested for allegedly threatening a rape sufferer for a 12 months in Dwarka, police stated on Saturday. The accused have been recognized as Sumit Yadav, Vinit Kumar and Mohit Goel, they stated.
In keeping with police, Goel, who’s a local of Shamli, had based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd and launched smartphones at cheaper charges underneath Authorities of India’s Digital India Programme and these telephones have been named Freedom 251. Goel was beforehand concerned in 48 instances of fraud and was additionally arrested and later launched on bail, police stated. Police stated the boys wished to take revenge from the rape accused and so they threatened the survivor allegedly by posing because the rapist.
The case was transferred to Delhi Police’s Crime Department unit in December final 12 months on the instructions of Supreme Courtroom. The matter got here to mild in August 2020, after a lady who was allegedly raped by a person in Dwarka approached police with a criticism alleging that the accused was threatening her of dire penalties, a senior police officer stated.
The rape accused who was recognized as Vikas Mittal was additionally arrested from IGI airport final 12 months however the sufferer was nonetheless getting threats from unidentified folks, the officer stated. A month later, the sufferer was threatened by unidentified folks close to Civil Strains metro station, he stated. Police stated that based mostly on the contemporary risk, a case was filed with the assistance of an eyewitness who was additionally focused and attacked later.
Later, Supreme Courtroom transferred the case to crime department and directed the police to nab the culprits who have been nonetheless threatening the lady and the eyewitness — who was Sumit Yadav. Primarily based on the risk calls, police stated they managed to determine the callers however they stored altering their areas.
The primary accused, Kumar, was arrested from Gurgaon. He confessed to have harassed the sufferer and disclosed to have been working with Yadav and Goel, stated the senior police officer. Primarily based on his interrogation, Goel was nabbed from Noida and Yadav from Chandigarh, he stated.
Interrogation revealed that Goel is arrested accused Mittal’s brother-in-law and had a enterprise dispute with him. To take revenge from him, he deliberate to get him arrested and began threatening the rape sufferer by posing as Mittal, the officer stated. His associates even took a flight to Ujjain to maintain monitor of Mittal and after he acquired arrested, they began threatening the lady, he stated.
“Throughout interrogation, accused Goel advised police that he suspected Mittal behind his earlier arrests and wished to take revenge. So hatched a conspiracy and roped in his workers Yadav and Kumar,” the officer added.
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