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Civils aspirant duped many by posing as cop

The Delhi Police have arrested Ashwani Kumar alias Tarun for allegedly duping eight people of several lakh of rupees by posing as a deputy superintendent of police with the UP police.

delhi Updated: Mar 25, 2012 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi Police have arrested Ashwani Kumar alias Tarun for allegedly duping eight people of several lakh of rupees by posing as a deputy superintendent of police with the UP police.

Kumar, a native of Madhubani district, used to take money from his victims by promising them jobs in several state police forces. He conned them by saying that he has many friends in the police in Delhi, UP and Himachal Pradesh and can fix up jobs or get their work done.

Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south), said Kumar was arrested following investigation into a complaint lodged by one Vinay Chauhan, a native of Himachal Pradesh, who was duped by Kumar of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job in Himachal Pradesh Police.

"After taking the money, Kumar disappeared and threatened Chauhan with dire consequences when the latter asked him to either get him the job or return the money. Accordingly, a case was registered and Kumar was apprehended from near Mother Dairy in east Delhi," said Sharma.

The police have recovered a uniform of the Deputy SP of the UP Police, some visiting cards in the name of Ashwani Kumar, Deputy SP, Special Task Force of Maharajganj district of UP and a driving licence and six SIM cards from his possession.

Kumar, a graduate from Delhi University, told the police that the uniform and visiting cards would make his victims believe that he was a genuine officer.

"Kumar not only cheated gullible people by promising them jobs but also his own friends, promising that he could get any work done in the three states. He was staying at a rented accommodation in Gautam Nagar area of south Delhi," a senior police officer said, adding Kumar had also appeared for the civil services examination.

Kumar had arranged the police uniform from one Jitender Kumar, who works with civil defence and got his visiting cards printed by Pawan, a petrol pump attendant in Noida. He managed to procure a fake driving licence from a cyber café. He had been earlier arrested by the Noida police in 2010.