Seven men on Sunday Morning tried to steal Rs 20 lakh from a businessman’s house in Malviya Nagar by posing as an Income Tax officer, reported Indian Express. The men who posed themselves as I-T officers entered the house to conduct a raid and in the process searched the house, moving room to room and collected Rs 20 lakh that they kept in their cars. The family got suspicious and called their neighbours and found out that the men were con artist the report added. The residents then ganged up the men before handing them over to police. A video of the incident shows them being kicked and beaten with a rod. According to police, so far six men have been arrested, while the seventh fled in his car .
Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) as per IE report the six men who have been identified as Mitesh Kumar (38), Naunyal (45), Yogender Kumar (32), Govind Sharma (45), Amit Aggarwal (35) and Parvinder (21) have been booked under the IPC sections concerning to “impersonating a public servant, kidnapping, trespass, forgery, extortion and assault” at the Malviya Nagar police station, as per IE report. Biswal said,”They came, pretending to be a part of an I-T raid, and started searching the premises. They extorted Rs 20 lakh and kept it in a Tata Safari, which has been seized. However, their seventh accomplice, identified as Kailash, managed to flee in the other car.” According to police, the men arrived at electronic goods showroom owner Ramesh Chand Ahuja’s house in B-1 block, Malviya Nagar at 10 am.
Ahuja was at home with his wife, Beena, daughter, Chanchal and his parents when the incident took place.” As per IE report, the officer said,”Before they arrived, the men picked up Ahuja’s son, Bobby, who was on his way home and locked him up in one of their vehicles,” a senior police officer said. “They had come in two cars — a Tata Safari and a Honda City.”
The police said that the manners of the the men made family suspicious and hence demanded that they show some form of identification. When the men men refused to do so, Ahuja’s daughter mangaed to sneek out of the house to alert the neighbour, Sanjeev Rao, the RWA president. Rao told IE,”I know some people in the Income Tax department. I called them on their mobile phone and asked them to verify the identities of the seven who had come for the raid. He added that questions were asked to these men by the I-T officer and when they could not answer any of the questions we called the police, the report added.