Doc­tor’s son ar­rested for pos­ing as IPS of­fi­cer

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NEW DELHI: Merely a Class XII pass, Divya Mal­ho­tra went around town pos­ing as an IPS of­fi­cer, in­side a car with a Delhi Po­lice logo as well as a bea­con to back his claims.

Had it not been for the gen­eral pa­trolling by Delhi Po­lice, Mal­ho­tra would have gone on to fool peo­ple. He was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day night, bring­ing to an end his es­capade.

Po­lice said that Mal­ho­tra loved to show off, which was the main rea­son why he trav­elled in a car and posed as an IPS of­fi­cer in front of peo­ple who did not know him.

On many oc­ca­sions, the ac­cused tried to shrug off Delhi Po­lice of­fi­cers who ques­tioned him, telling them that he is the son of an As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice.

How­ever, on Wed­nes­day night, po­lice staff on pa­trol smelled some­thing fishy and and checked his pa­pers.

“At around 10.20 pm, a Hyundai Ac­cent car came from Meenakshi Gar­den to­wards Sub­hash Na­gar, flash­ing the bea­con used by Delhi Po­lice. A logo of Delhi Po­lice was also pasted on the wind­shield of the car. The per­son sit­ting in­side the car started giv­ing di­rec­tions to the picket staff through the PA sys­tem at­tached with the bea­con.

“Dur­ing en­quiry, he claimed that he is an IPS of­fi­cer and started re­buk­ing the staff. His be­hav­ior, ac­tiv­i­ties and per­sonal ap­pear­ance were found to be sus­pi­cious,” said Monika Bhard­waj DCP (West).

On ver­i­fi­ca­tion of his pa­pers and on be­ing ques­tioned about the bea­con, Mal­ho­tra’s an­swers were found to be want­ing and he was ar­rested. Both his par­ents are doc­tors and are se­nior cit­i­zens.

He also runs a cy­ber cafe in Meenakshi Gar­den and was fond of show­ing off to create an im­pres­sion on friends and so­ci­ety, cops said.

Two bea­con lights and a Delhi Po­lice logo were seized from his pos­ses­sion. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way to as­cer­tain the source from whom he got these ar­ti­cles. A case has been reg­is­tered at Hari Na­gar po­lice sta­tion for cheat­ing by im­per­son­ation.

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