Chandigarh: Man posing as tax officer arrested
A 66-year-old man impersonating a sales tax official was arrested from Burail, Chandigarh Police said on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Parkash Puri of Dhakoli. He was produced in a court on Thursday and sent to judicial custody.
He was caught on the complaint of Kamal Gupta of Baltana, who alleged that the accused had taken ₹5,000 from him by posing as a sales tax officer.
Gupta told the police that he has a footwear shop at Kesho Ram Complex in Burail. He said the man identifying himself as Parkash Puri came to his shop on Wednesday and claimed to be from the tax department. He asked Gupta to show some bill and when he refused, Puri started mounting pressure on him.
Gupta said the same man had come to his shop last year too and taken ₹5,000 from him. As soon as I recognised him, I called the police control room, the victim added.
However, Puri told the police said that he was a vegetable seller and had come to buy shoes. The shopkeeper lodged a complaint when I asked him for a bill, Puri said.
The police, acting on the complaint of Gupta, have registered a case under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC at the Sector-34 police station.
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