Pune Crime: 23-year-old man arrested for posing as Indian Army officer

Updated: 17 November, 2020 08:32 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Pune

A woman named Meenakshi, who claims to be his wife was also arrested.

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The Pune rural police recently arrested a man for allegedly posing as an Indian Army officer. According to senior inspector Padmakar Ghanwat of Pune rural police local crime branch (LCB), the military intelligence officials helped the police locate the accused. A woman was also held in the case, a police official said.

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As per reports in Hindustan Times, the accused was identified as Ankit Kumar Singh (23) of Utsav Society in Kirkitwadi area of Pune and a native of Hasanpur in Amroh region of Uttar Pradesh. The police recovered 10 identification cards, two mobiles, a tablet, a printer, a laptop, duplicate documents, and an Indian Army officer uniform, including shoes, waist-belt, and a cap with the emblem from the accused's possession.

"Inputs from banks are awaited to check if he is part of an Army recruitment racket. Banks are closed for Diwali," inspector Ghanwat said. Acting on a tip-off, the police nabbed a man posing as Lieutenant Colonel on Wednesday. Police officials said that the man is believed to have duped people under the guise of an officer.

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A woman named Meenakshi, who claims to be his wife was also arrested. A case has been lodged at a local police station.

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First Published: 17 November, 2020 08:14 IST

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