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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Jalandhar, September 30, 2013
A college lecturer, who was fooled by an unemployed local by posing himself as the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police for marrying her, has demanded registration of a case of fraud against the family members of the accused also as they concealed the credentials of the accused willfully.

Anita Rani, the victim said Navin Khosla, the accused had fraudulently married her after conniving with his parents.

"On May 11, 2013, I married a Punjab Police ASI. My family took this step after verifying the details but they failed. Navin used to roam in police uniform and never let me know about his true identity. He was unemployed and was posing as a police officer," she said.

"Unaware of police functioning, I became victim of his false tales. He used to say that he was posted with CIA. He also claimed to be attached with the intelligence wing of Punjab Police," she added.

"My parents arranged my marriage lavishly. After two months, I got suspicious when my father-in-law Ashok Khosla and mother-in-law Veena Khosla started harassing me for bringing fewer dowries. They used to beat me," Anita said.

On September 17, police had arrested Navin for pretending as an ASI and booked him under Section 419 (cheating) and 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant for fraudulent intend) of the IPC.

"The family was also aware about Navin's fake identity. They have cheated with me and my family, demanded dowry and hid truth. We want police to add Section 420 against them and arrest all the accused," she added.