The city police have booked one Parshant Kumar, reportedly lodged in Gurdaspur jail as on Saturday, for impersonating a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer and duping a city resident of Rs 10 lakh on the promise of arranging the jobs of head constables for his son and four others in the CBI.
Kirpal Singh, a resident of Sainik Vihar in Rama Mandi, lodged a complaint with police that last month he met Parshant and was duped into handing over Rs 10 lakh to him. However, the accused reportedly vanished after taking the money and Kirpal lodged a complaint with the police on Friday.
SHO of Rama Mandi police station Bimal Kant said that the verification of the complaint, a case under Section 420 (fraud) was registered against the accused, Parshant Kumar.
Kant added that during investigation, it was discovered that the car in which the accused used to travel was registered in the name of a woman resident of Amritsar, and a team of cops had been sent to the border district to pursue the lead.
“We have got some information that accused is lodged in Gurdaspur jail. If it is true, he would be brought here on production warrant,” the SHO added.
The complainant told the police that he met the accused at a religious function and within minutes, the accused offered him the proposition of arranging a job in the CBI for his son.
“The accused also provided the victim with appointment letters on the CBI letterhead with the national emblem. However, the document turned out to be take,” the SHO added.