Delhi Police arrested a man on Friday for allegedly impersonating a former governor and cheating several people on the pretext of getting them government jobs.
According to the police, Syed Mohommad Ali Rizvi (49), resident of Aligarh in UP, used to demand a hefty amount on the promise of providing government jobs. He had opened a bank account in Delhi to accept the money through his clients and used to operate the account from Aligarh through his ATM card.
The matter came to fore after Syed Sibtey Razi, former governor of Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam and also a former Rajya Sabha MP, complained to Delhi Police alleging that someone was impersonating him and misusing his name by making calls and sending SMSes to people with an ulterior motive.
Upon inquiry, it was found that someone was cheating general public falsely promising them jobs in exchange for money.
“During investigation, the mobile numbers and bank accounts used in the offence were analysed and sources were deployed to work out the case. The police team traced the location of the accused to Aligarh and apprehended him on Thursday. After detailed interrogation, he confessed to have been involved in the offence following which he was arrested,” joint commissioner of police, crime, Ravinder Yadav said.
He told the police he had known the former governor as he used to gave tuition to his son. Police said that he committed the offence in a well-planned manner. Rizvi visited Delhi several times and obtained rented accommodation at Shaheen Bagh and even opened a bank account with HDFC, to conduit the cheated money. He then lured people who were looking for government jobs and targeted them.
Rizvi graduated in ‘Aalim’ equivalent to Bachelor’s degree from Arabian-Persian Board, Allahabad and obtained Master’s degree from Purvanchal University.
He is a PhD holder in Urdu language from Lucknow University and had been giving tuition and teaching students at Madarsas for last many years.