Gwalior, November 21: In an unusual incident, the criminals in Gwalior-Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh have come up with a bizarre way to extort money. Four men allegedly posed as police officials and also created a fake police station to extort money from locals. Not only this, the gang also used to entertain complaints from people and operate as real cops. Delhi Police Bust Fake International Call Centre Used to Extort Money From Canadians, Modus Operandi Involved Payment Through Bitcoins.
The crime came to light during a surprise inspection by a police officer. Pankaj Pandey, ASP, Crime said," we are yet to find out if they were hired by police for some other purpose. The entire matter is being investigated." The accused has been identified as Surendra, Rinkesh, Shivam, and Kamala.
Madhya Pradesh: Four men allegedly posing as police officers created a fake police station to extort money from locals in Gwalior. Pankaj Pandey,ASP,Crime(in pic) says,"we are yet to find out if they were hired by police for some other purpose.Entire matter is being investigated" pic.twitter.com/CnqFFUe5J3
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2019
The case was investigated in 2018. The report was kept secret until whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi got his hands on it. According to the Times of India report, the gang was busted after a senior police officer was saluted by the impersonators. He stopped and asked for their credentials. "Their response shocked the officer — two of them said they were labourers, a third was a painter and the fourth a vegetable vendor,” Chaturvedi told to TOI.