Man poses as journo for free stay at hotel
He assumed a fake identity, eloped with his landlord’s daughter and did not even bother to tell her the truth.
Prem Singh, 23, landed in the police net after a team found his involvement in a cheating case, in which he created a fake email ID of a top TV journalist and used it to book a hotel.
The arrest came following investigations into a complaint that had been filed by India TV last year.
Representatives of the channel said that an unknown man had booked a room in a Greater Kailash hotel by sending a mail under its chief Rajat Sharma's name.
"The news channel had claimed that the unknown person had stayed in the hotel for three days and left without paying,” said Ajay Chaudhry, additional CP (southeast).
Hotel authorities gave the police a copy of Singh's driving licence, which was found to be issued at a Mumbai address.
Police found that the person in whose name the room had been booked, had lost his driving licence around two months ago in Surat.
"It was only after his arrest that his real identity was revealed. He was using the assumed identity of Anup Chimnani," Chaudhry added.
Police said that wherever Singh stayed, he duped somebody posing either as an engineer with the DMRC or as a journalist.