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Imposter ‘major general’ held near Eastern Command HQ in Kolkata

The accused was sporting an army uniform with rank badges of a major general, was seen moving around and taking pictures at the Fort William premises.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2016 22:01 IST
The accused was sporting an army uniform with rank badges of a major general, was seen moving around and taking pictures at the Fort William premises.
The accused was sporting an army uniform with rank badges of a major general, was seen moving around and taking pictures at the Fort William premises.(AP file photo)

A man posing as a high-ranking army officer and found clicking pictures around the army’s Eastern Command Headquarters in Kolkata on Thursday was apprehended and handed over to police, a defence official said.

According to an army spokesperson, the accused Promit Mitra, sporting an army uniform with rank badges of a major general, was seen moving around and taking pictures at the Fort William premises.

Upon interrogation it was revealed that he was an imposter and was subsequently handed over to the police.

It has also been found that the name plate outside his city residence showed Mitra to be a navy commodore while a car he was using has an ‘Army’ sticker.