Mumbai Crime: 33-year-old woman arrested for posing as cop to extort money

Updated: Sep 04, 2018, 19:36 IST | mid-day online desk | Thane

The accused used to pose as a policewoman and extort money from other people in the city

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A 33-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly posing as a police personnel and extorting money from another woman here in Maharashtra, a police official said Tuesday. The accused, Aparna Manohar Mohare, posed as a policewoman and contacted the 20-year-old victim in Mumbra here last Wednesday, claiming that an offence of kidnapping and theft was registered against the latter at the Kalyan police station.

Mohare allegedly demanded Rs 7 lakh from the victim to save her from arrest in the case, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. The accused finally settled the deal at Rs 1 lakh and
took Rs 10,000 initially from a relative of the victim, Narkar said.

The victim filed a complaint following which police Monday arrested Mohare from Shiravane village in Navi Mumbai, she said. A search was on for the woman's associate who used to accompany her, Narkar said.

The accused was booked under various IPC sections, including 389 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent) and 506 (criminal intimidation), she added.

In another incident, a 34-year-old woman, who used to dupe people by claiming to be the vice-president of a leading English news channel, was arrested by the police on Aug 24. The woman, Payal Samuel, was nabbed from Mumbai on August 15 and brought to Delhi. She was arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ravi Patel who runs a leading travel agency in the city and also provides online air tickets and hotel bookings. Read more

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