Man impersonating as cop arrested for extorting money

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police has nabbed a man, who posed as a policeman and tried to extort money from a family for the release of their kin from police custody in Soura area of Srinagar.

The police has now asked general public not to ‘fall prey’ to the impersonator posing himself as a policeman and has duped people of money on the pretext of facilitating the release of their arrested kin.

In a statement, a police spokesman has asked masses to remain vigilant in case somebody approaches them for facilitating the release of their arrested kin.

The case, according to the spokesman, came to its notice when a “person (name withheld) from Srinagar’s Soura area approached it and revealed one person namely Manzoor Ahmad Mir alias Kachra son of  Ghulam Rasool Mir from Gulabagh Srinagar, who actually hailed from Masala Colony Soura introduced himself as a policeman from police station Soura and demanded money to facilitate for the release of his brother from police”.

“This man introduced himself as a policeman from Police Station Soura and demanded money to facilitate the release of his brother from Police. The matter was verified and it transpired that the said person has impersonated himself as a Policeman,” the spokesman said.

In this connection case, FIR No. 47/2018 under section 419 RPC was registered in P/S Soura and investigation is taken up, the said impersonator was accordingly arrested.

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