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Man held for posing as judge

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Sangrur, January 22, 2013
First Published: 23:20 IST(22/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:33 IST(22/1/2013)

The police on Tuesday arrested a man, who was posing as additional district and sessions judge, SAS Nagar. The accused has been identified as Nitin Jain, a resident of Jagraon.

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The police have also seized fake stamps, fake documents and an Innova SUV, fitted with blue beacon.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar said the matter came to light when the accused called him (SSP) up and asked him to book a room for him in a hotel and provide security.

The SSP got suspicious, though the police provided the accused adequate security. At the same time, the SSP directed deputy superintendent of police Gurpreet Singh to establish the identity of Nitin Jain.

"After inquiring from high court authorities, it was established that Ntitin Jain was an imposter," SSP Bhullar said.

The SSP said the accused has confessed that he was posing as judge just to impress people. Bhullar said that police have recovered a fake identity card, fake appointment letter, fake stamps, fake training certificate, fake communiqué letters and photographs of girls downloaded from different sites from his possession.

"The accused has claimed that he had done LLB from Ganganagar University, but as per a report published in one of the newspapers, the accused was a law graduate from Panjab Univeristy, Chandigarh," Bhullar said.

The police said the accused had enjoyed police security during his stay in Malerkotla and Shahpur in Jalandhar district on the basis of fake identity of a judge.

Meanwhile, the accused claimed that he was suffering from depression and regretted his crime. He said that his parents had disowned him.

The police have also arrested the driver of the car, identified as Harmandeep Singh, who told the police that Nitin had taken his car on rent for four days. The driver also told the police that Nitin had assured him to get him job in the Punjab Police using his rapport with the DGP.

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