Jalalabad AAP MLA Goldy Kamboj’s father arrested for extortion


Surinder Kamboj, 67, the father of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Jalalabad MLA Jagdeep Goldy Kamboj, was arrested in an extortion case in Fazilka on Friday.
Congress rebel-turned-Aam Aadmi Party MLA, who defeated Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal in the 2022 assembly elections, remained quiet on father’s arrest and said that he would not interfere in the process of law.
On the complaint of a property dealer Sunil Kumar, four accused were booked under sections 384, 389, and 34 of Indian penal code. Amongst the four, Surinder Kamboj has also been booked for seeking extortion. In his complaint, the 42-year-old property dealer, who also stays in Jalalabad town, said that on Thursday, he got a call from a local resident, Rano Bai, who said she needed a house on rent. He went to show her a property on the Doctor Wali Street and returned shortly thereafter. “In the evening, Rano called him up and her 23-year-old son Sunil Rai accused Sunil Kumar of taking undue advantage of her. A few minutes later, another woman called him up and rudely asked him whether he is a property dealer or a rapist,” the complainant said. Later, Surinder Kamboj called up Sunil Kumar to say that Rano Bai had reached the local civil hospital after lodging a complaint of rape against Sunil Kumar. He said he could meet him if he wanted to sort out the matter amicably.
When Sunil Kumar reached Surinder Kamboj’s house, he demanded ₹10 lakh to sort out the matter. In this matter, Jalalabad Deputy Superintendent of Police Atul Soni stated that the police received the complaint and caught Surinder Kamboj accepting ₹50,000 from the complainant.
The case was registered against Surinder Kamboj, Rano Bai, Sunil Rai and his wife. While Surinder Kamboj and Sunil Rai, who is unemployed, have been arrested, the two women are absconding.