Khadki police arrest two for impersonating ACB officials

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 6 January 2018

According to police, the complainant had lodged complaints of corruption in Bhosale’s Shivajirao Sahkari Bank, to the Income Tax Department and the ACB. 

PUNE: Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested by Khadki police station, for allegedly pretending to be Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials and trying to get important documents from a man, who had lodged a complaint of corruption in a bank headed by MLA Anil Bhosale of Shivajinagar.

A 47-year-old man from Shivajinagar has lodged a complaint against the arrested duo, Marsi Joel Fernandis (36) of Bopodi and Satish Ramesh Jadhav of Pimple Gurav.

According to police, the complainant had lodged complaints of corruption in Bhosale’s Shivajirao Sahkari Bank, to the Income Tax Department and the ACB. 

“The accused persons pretended to be ACB officers and approached the complainant and asked for important documents related to his complaint. The complainant, using a spy cam recorded the conversations with the accused persons. The incident took place on January 4 at Hotel Samrat in Wakdewadi. Acting on a tip-off, we laid a trap and nabbed them. On Saturday, a magistrate court remanded them to police custody till January 9,” said senior police inspector Laxman Borate, in-charge of Khadki police station.

Police said that the complainant is a political party worker, while the accused do nothing but cheat people. 

They have been charged with offences under sections 170 (impersonating a public servant), 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged document as genuine) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. 

The investigation team included PSI Nilesh Mahadik, Shivaji Bhosale, Madan Kamble and police personnel Laxman Bangar, Kiran Ghuge and Kirti Lokhande.

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