An unidentified man posing as police officer looted Rs 48,500 from a combine machine operator on Saturday. He has also looted tractor-trolley and truck drivers in past ten days.
The Salem Tabri police have registered a case under sections 420 (cheating) and 170 (personating a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unidentified man in this context.
The case was registered following statement of Jarnail Singh of Kargala village in Patiala. In his complaint, Singh said an unidentified man posing as a cop stopped him when he was crossing the Jalandhar bypass area on Saturday evening and asked him to show the documents.
During frisking, the imposter stole Rs 48,500 and his Aadhar Card from his pocket and fled from the spot. Singh immediately rushed to the police station and lodged a complaint against him.
Station house officer (SHO) inspector Maninder Bedi said the police have registered a case against unidentified person in the context. As per the information, three such incidents have been reported from the area in past ten days.
The suspect stops commercial vehicles for checking and loot cash and valuables from them.
According to the description of the imposter provided by the complainant, the suspect is 35 to 40 years old and wears a cap. The SHO added that the imposter could be a dismissed cop. The police have laid a trap and will arrest him soon.