Man posing as cop arrested: Police
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Man posing as cop arrested: Police

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

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

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 pretext of facilitating release of their arrested kin.

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

The case, according to the spokesman, came to its notice when a "person (name withheld) from Soura area approached it and revealed that "one person namely Manzoor Ahmad Mir  from Gulabagh here introduced himself as a policeman from police station Soura and demanded money to facilitate for the release of his brother from police".

SDPO Hazratbal DSP Rameez Bhat in his appeal asked the general public to contact on following numbers (9596770517, 9596770587, 9596770867) in case somebody approaches them, especially whose kin have been arrested by police.

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