A 30-year-old man, who used to pose as an inspector of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to extort money from businessmen, and one of his associates were arrested in southeast Delhi, police said on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Rajdeep Pandey, hails from UP and has five criminal cases lodged against him, said the police.
Cash worth Rs. 4.65 lakh, a computer, six mobile phones, fake voter and CBI identity cards were also recovered from his possession, said Ajay Chaudhry, additional CP (southeast).
His associate, one Anurag Kolantari, who had helped him procure the fake IDs was later arrested at his instance.
“On February 14, a businessman who deals in the sale and purchase of second-hand auto rickshaws approached us with a complaint alleging that one of his customers had been pressurising him to return money through Pandey,” said Chaudhry.
According to the complainant, police said, Pandey had directed him to return the money failing which he would implicate him in a false case.
Meanwhile, the complainant introduced Pandey to a friend named Raju Sawant, who was facing problems with a financer. Pandey assured Sawant of putting pressure on the financer and demanded Rs.5 lakh in return.
“The complainant felt something fishy, so he refused to pay. Pandey then began threatening him after which he approached the police,” Chaudhry added.