The Ludhiana Police on Friday arrested two males and claimed that they had busted a gang whose kingpin allegedly used to impersonate ballot strategist Prashant Kishor and duped individuals on the pretext of promising them tickets from the Congress social gathering for the Meeting polls which are scheduled in Punjab subsequent 12 months.
Police recognized the arrested suspects as Rakesh Kumar Bhasin, Rajat Kumar Raja — each members of Shiv Sena (Suryavanshi). A 3rd member of the gang Gaurav Sharma is on the run. Police stated that the trio duped a number of individuals of Rs 5 crore after promising them tickets. Sharma, who was recognized because the gang’s kingpin, used to impersonate as Prashant Kishor, whereas the opposite two acted as members of his group.
Police stated Rakesh Bhasin was the all India president of Shiv Sena (Suryavanshi) whereas Rajat Kumar Raja is the secretary in the identical group. Bhasin, police stated, additionally has the safety cowl of 4 gunmen from the Punjab authorities following alleged threats from extremists.
Police stated that the accused to date have allegedly duped a former MLA from Batala, two native leaders from Sangrur and a former Mayor of Jalandhar by promising them tickets in subsequent 12 months’s polls. Their subsequent goal, police claimed, was an MLA from Ludhiana.
JCP (rural) Sachin Sharma stated that the accused had no hyperlinks with Kishor in any respect, however they used his identify whereas contacting politicians and ticket aspirants in Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan and different states. Bhasin and Raja used to make them converse to Sharma, who would impersonate as Prashant Kishor.