Son of former MLA impersonates police officer, dupes 70 officials
Sources said VB arrested Rahul Kumar of Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district as he was impersonating an SSP of the bureau since May, 2012 and duped officials of different departments.
“He use to call up deputy commissioner offices and from their took mobile numbers of officials of various departments. Then he use to call these officers and identify himself as Thakur Teja Singh, an IPS officer, and used to tell them he is posted as SSP (Vigilance Bureau) and he had received complaints against the officer. He then used to blackmail the officer that he will take action. A deal was stuck and in all the cases he used to tell the officers that he did not want any money. He would tell them that one of his relative was not well and is hospitalised and to deposit the money in an account which he had opened in a government bank branch in Nathpur village,” a senior police officer said.
“The accused used to ask for Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000 and not more than that as then it could be suspicious. About two months back an officer of the food and supplies department approached the VB complaining about the officer and thus the bureau came to
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