Punjabi folk singer, 3 others booked for raping upcoming model

Famous Punjabi folk singer Nachattar Gill and three of his aides were on Thursday booked for allegedly raping an upcoming model on pretext of arranging "good assignments" for her.

A case of rape and criminal conspiracy was today registered against Nachattar Gill and his three friends.

"The case was registered after detailed investigations on the complaint by a Special Investigation Team, which had been formed to probe the complaint," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Nilambri Jagdely said.

Police said that a complaint was filed by a young woman of Haibowal area with the Ludhiana's Commissioner of Police.

She has alleged that Gill and three of his friends had raped her "several times", first time in a Chandigarh hotel, police said. The victim has claimed that the singer and his friends had promised to arrange good assignments for her as she was an upcoming model.

The case against Gill and his three accomplices has been registered by police following a nearly four-month-long enquiry into the victim's complaint. They have been booked on charges of rape, cheating and intimidation (under Indian Penal Code) and various sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act. No arrests have been made so far.

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