SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Baramulla on Saturday said to have arrested a woman Impersonating as a police officer.
According to an official statement issued on September 1, 2023, the incident came to light when a complaint was filed by Wasif Hassan of Kunzer at Police Station Kunzer. Hassan reported that during a bus journey, he was approached by a woman named Aisha, who claimed to be a Sub-Inspector currently serving at Police Station Kunzar. She assured Hassan that she had the authority to secure a Constable position for him within the Jammu & Kashmir Police. Tempted by the promise of a job opportunity, Hassan handed over ₹10,000 to the impersonator.
“The impersonating officer (Ashia) further recontacted Mr. Hasan on 01/09/23, soliciting additional amount to expedite the delivery of his appointment order. She promised that this process would be completed within 2 to 3 days. Suspecting deception, Mr. Hasan promptly reported the matter to Police Station Kunzer. Accordingly, a case was registered in a police station and investigation was set into motion”, reads the statement.
“During the course of investigation, Police successfully apprehended the accused person known as Ashia (Fake name), whose real identity has been revealed as Bisma Yousuf Sheikh daughter of Mohd Yousuf Sheikh resident of Tappie Khag. In addition to her apprehension, the investigating team also recovered a police uniform and ₹10,000/- rupees from her possession that had been fraudulently obtained from Mr. Hasan”, the statement reads.
“Community members are requested not to fall prey in the hands of such fraudulent people and share such information with Police. Our consistent action against anti-social elements shall assure community members that Police have resolved to act tough against such inimical elements”, the statement reads further. (GNS)