Kolkata: Changing her previous stand on being sexually exploited, former live-in partner of athlete Pinki Pramanik said on Friday that she was persuaded by Avtar Singh, a power broker and husband of another former athlete Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, to frame her partner.

The 32-year-old woman claimed that the problem started after Pinki demanded more money for the plot of land where Singh is building a high-rise. Singh paid her a part of the Rs 30lakh Pinki demanded but their bickering continued," she said.

Avtar Singh a history-sheeter who was arrested in 2004 for running a sex racket in his hotel -had tried to usurp prime land allocated to sportspersons by the Left regime in 2006, including Pramanik's three-cottah land off the E M Bypass, said state sports minister Madan Mitra.

The woman also claimed she was being repeatedly threatened to lodge another complaint against Pramanik since Tuesday, when Pramanik was granted bail.

(JPN)

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