Srinagar, Aug 14: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a person, who was impersonating as a DySP and a Sub- Inspector in north Kashmir Baramulla district.
Quoting a statement, GNS reported that the police said that Police Station Kunzer have successfully apprehended a fraudulent individual who had been impersonating law enforcement officials and scamming innocent citizens. The accused, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani and resident of Barzulla Dhobivan, Tehsil Karhama, was taken into custody following a written complaint.
According to police spokesman, the investigation has proved that the accused had been operating under false pretenses, presenting himself as both a Sub-Inspector and a DSP, in order to deceive unsuspecting individuals. Through this deceitful scheme, the accused managed to fraudulently extract a sum of Rupees 90,000 from the complainant.
Upon which Police Station were able to recover and seize Rupees 40,000 of the ill-gotten funds, which were earned through various fraudulent activities, he said.
The case has been registered under FIR No. 83/2023 U/S 419,420 IPC in PS Kunzer, reflecting the seriousness of the charges against the accused, he said.
The collaboration between complainants and law enforcement has played a pivotal role in ensuring the swift resolution of this case, he said.
The authorities commend the vigilance of citizens in reporting suspicious activities and urge everyone to remain cautious when dealing with unknown individuals, he said.
The arrest of Mushtaq Ahmad Wani sends a strong message that criminal activities will not go unchecked, and individuals attempting to exploit the trust of innocent people will face legal consequences, read the statement.