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From being a BBA student to joining a gang of blackmailers in Jaipur: the story of an NRI woman

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January 8, 2017, 12:24 pm


NRI woman extorted Rs 4 crore from 7 people in 4 years.

Jaipur: Life was supposed to be fun for this Haryana-based NRI woman. But her ambition to get rich quickly has landed her behind bars.

Twenty-seven-year old Ranveet Kaur who was arrested from Kota earlier this week for extorting businessmen by threatening to implicate them in rape cases was fascinated by Rajasthani culture and attire.

Her parents who stay in Hong Kong found her a groom in Canada. But the fate brought her to Jaipur where she landed in the clutches of a gang of blackmailers including lawyers and bogus journalists, an investigation by the Rajasthan police’s special operations group (SOG) has revealed. She has been accused of extorting nearly Rs 4 crore from seven people in the past four years.

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Ravneet Kaur came to India in 2008 to stay with her grandmother in Haryana’s Ambala. She enrolled herself in a college in Jaipur to study BBA where she came in contact with one Rohit who was also studying in the same college.

Kaur dropped out of the college in the second year and started looking for a job when Rohit introduced her to Akshat Sharma alias Sagarpuri.

Her friendship with a few members of the gang who also studied in the same college completely changed the course of her life.

“When she was confronted with other members of the gang, she started accusing a few of them of turning her into a blackmailer,” said an SGO officer.

The so far investigation has revealed that her parents snapped ties with her when she refused to marry a Canada-based NRI.

The woman even sent Rs 8 lakh that she made by extorting people to her parents in Hong Kong. When she married a man in Kota, the parents came to attend the wedding.

First published: January 8, 2017