Cops say the accused wanted to impress his patients; find pictures of sensitive installations on his cellphone
The dream of being an IPS officer and impressing people around him was the reason that Ishadur Haffizur Rehman, the Agripada resident arrested by the Byculla police, was using the red beacon on his vehicle illegally.
('Fake police doctor arrested with revolver, 14 SIMs' December 7).
According to the police, Rehman wanted to appear for the UPSC exams and had even filled out his form but at the last moment had to withdraw his application, as he did not have permission from a military college to appear for the exam.
Writing on the car: A constable points at the police logos that Rehman
used on his car. Pics/Milind Karekar
Realising his dream would remain unfulfilled, he started using a beacon on his car to impress his patients.
"Rehman studied MBBS from a military college and wanted to appear for the UPSC exams but he was not allowed to give any exam without informing them. Till the time, Rehman decided to inform the educational authorities, he had crossed the age limit to apply for the exam," explained an officer from the Byculla police station.
During investigations, the authorities also recovered 13 SIM cards, two global calling cards, one revolver, four live cartridges, two walkie-talkies and two red beacons. The police also seized the car Rehman drove, which had Maharashtra police logos displayed on the windshields.
"We also found pictures of sensitive buildings on Rehman's mobile," said Arun Dhanawade, police inspector of Byculla police station.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and the Mumbai Crime branch also investigated Rehman and found nothing suspicious.
Family members also revealed to the cops that Rehman was undergoing psychiatric treatment at JJ Hospital under the care of Dr Yusuf Machiswala.
"Rehman basically wanted to impress people that's why he bought two walkie-talkies from a construction site worker. He also fixed two beacons to his car in order to impress his patients and say that he was a police doctor," added a police official.