Mumbai: Trio cons people by pretending to be IAS officers, arrested

Three men were arrested by the Borivli police for cheating people by promising them government jobs. Fake IAS and IB identity cards were seized from them 

The Borivli police have arrested three men, who conned people by pretending to be officers from Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and Intelligence Bureau (IB). The accused would lure their victims on the pretext of giving them government jobs, pass government tenders, issue government flats in Delhi and excise licence.

The three accused — Ahwani Supra, 36, Anil Chaudhari, 46 and Vinod Jha 41 — hail from Uttar Pradesh and according to the police, operated from a Borivli-based restaurant for a month. Police seized duplicate stamps, and fake IAS and IB officer ID cards from the hotel room they were residing in.

One of the victims was approached by the men to pass a tender on Friday night. He suspected something amiss and informed the police. Assistant police inspector Gorakhnath Gharge of Borivli police station and his team arrived at the spot and interrogated the accused, after which they were arrested. The accused were produced in court on Saturday and remanded to police custody till December 29.

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