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Fake cop arrested

mumbai Updated: Oct 21, 2009 00:59 IST
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A 27-year-old man was arrested for impersonating a policeman and trying to rob a truck driver on Sunday.

Harshad Bhanushali, a resident of Thane, stopped the truck near Kharegaon toll naka and told the driver, Vijaynath Vathe (31), that he was a policeman. “The accused told Vathe that he needed to frisk him as he suspected him of carrying ganja. While frisking Vathe, he took out Rs 5,900 from his pocket. He was about to escape but the driver and cleaner caught him and brought him to the police station,” said Police Inspector (Crime) PD Patil.

“Bhanushali is well educated and used to work with a security agency. He is unemployed and might have been looking for easy money. He had no criminal record,” said Patil.