Man held for pos­ing as cop, dup­ing peo­ple

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE -

MUM­BAI: The Mum­bai crime branch unit 10 has ar­rested a man who posed as po­lice­man and conned 25 vic­tims to the tune of Rs 10 lakh. Rakesh alias Sa­gar Chan­drakant Walmiki (28) has been ar­rested for per­son­at­ing a pub­lic ser­vant (Sec­tion 170) and cheat­ing (Sec­tion 420) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code. The com­plainant was lured by the vic­tim on the pre­text of of­fer­ing her a job at Mantralaya. Walmiki had posed him­self as a sub-in­spec­tor and told the vic­tim that his fa­ther was a Se­nior Po­lice In­spec­tor with the Mum­bai po­lice. The vic­tim has paid Rs 60000 to the vic­tim. On March 12, the MIDC po­lice at And­heri had re­ceived an­other com­plaint against Walmiki. Based on a tip-off, Walmiki was ar­rested on March 13 at night from San­jay Gandhi so­ci­ety at Gore­gaon.

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