35-yr-old man arrested for duping women by posing as policewoman

Jun 20, 2012, 08:04 IST | Agencies

A man who pretended to be a policewoman and extorted money from women alleging that obscene calls were made from their phones, has been arrested, said Delhi police. '

Ravi Verma (35), had cheated several women from Mumbai and Delhi, police said. “He would speak in a woman’s voice. Introducing himself as a senior official, he would tell the victim that several obscene calls had been made from her mobile to some women,” said DCP Chhaya Sharma. “Adopting the same modus operandi, he made 2,500 such calls in the past six months in Delhi and cheated several women,” said Sharma.

During investigation, he revealed that he used to come to Delhi by air to identify his targets. Verma was arrested following a complaint filed by a woman from south Delhi in February. The complainant said she was duped of Rs 25,000 and molested by him.

Sharma said he used to threaten victims by saying that a case regarding obscene calls has been registered against their family members. He used to extort money from the victims on the pretext of dropping the case. 

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