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Delhi: Union Minister VK Singh's wife alleges blackmail

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 August 2016, 13:38 IST

Union minister VK Singh's wife, Bharti Singh, has accused a man in Delhi of attempting to blackmail her by threatening to release 'doctored' audio and video clips of her on social media if a payment of Rs 2 crore wasn't made to him.

According to reports, Bharti, in a police complaint alleged that Pradeep Chauhan, who is known to her family, recorded her conversation with him on 6 August and then threatened to post it on social media unless he was paid Rs 2 crore.

Singh has also reportedly told the police that the accused, Chauhan, owns a licensed revolver and has threatened to harm her family.

In her complaint, she told the police that Chauhan threatened to go public with doctored audio and video recordings of her and warned that he will ruin her husband's reputation.

VK Singh is one of two ministers of state for Foreign Affairs. He retired as the army chief in 2012 and then joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

First published: 17 August 2016, 13:38 IST