Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested a couple impersonating as IAS and IPS officers in the summer capital.
In a statement, police spokesperson said that a written complaint was received by Police Station Sadder to the effect that fraudulent activities of two individuals impersonating themselves as IPS and IAS officers have come to fore. The couple was accused of cheating a number of people on pretext of giving them jobs.
"The accused individuals have been identified as Manmohan Gangoo son of Late Gardari Lal Gangoo a resident of Barnai, Jammu A/P Baghat Srinagar, Occupation: Fake IPS Designation/Identification: Suspended HC and Ayoush Koul W/O Manmohan Gangoo, Occupation Housewife, role impersonating as IAS officer", statement said
"On receipt of this application an FIR 73/23 was registered under sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 170, and 467 of the Indian Penal Code.Immediate action was taken and the accused individuals have been apprehended."
"Investigation into the matter has been initiated to establish the veracity of the other allegations and for collection of evidence. As part of this ongoing investigation, certain recoveries including money and jewelry have been made and some electronic gadgets have been seized on spot in front of Executive Magistrates. Many fake orders have been found from these digital devices including fake order of his own induction into IPS,” the statement said.
"Public is requested not to fall prey to such touts & report if they come across anyone promising undue favours. Further, all those who have been looted by this couple should report to Police station Sadder immediately,” it added.