Class X drop-out poses as PS to Ram Madhav & Sonia Gandhi, dupes politicians of `10 crore
The word 'impostor' sometimes becomes too tame to describe the misadventures of a person who has the audacity to hoodwink senior politicians and lawmakers across the country by posing as the personal assistant to both BJP National general Secretary Ram Madhav and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The list of ministers and politicians conned by 40-year-old Sanjay in the garb of seeking political donations is unending.
Sanjay Kumar Tiwari, a 40-year-old who could not even clear the class 10 hurdle, managed to con even the high and mighty. He kept an associate who posed as his secretary while he tried to pass himself off as BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav to make calls to various political leaders.
His most recent target was Amar Kumar Bauri, Revenue, Registration and land minister from Jharkhand. He called the minister repeatedly posing as Ram Madhav and demanded money for party funds. It was sheer coincidence that Bauri was in Delhi and thought of paying a visit to Ram Madhav's office. The meeting helped the minister from falling prey to the confidence trickster. This was then reported to the Crime branch. The cops then formed several teams to nab this con artist.
The accused Sanjay Kumar Tiwari, a resident of Faizabad in UP was arrested along with his associate Gaurav Sharma by Crime branch on January 25 from Mayur Vihar but not before he cheated many senior politicians with his devious modus operandi. He called them to party offices and sent a boy to collect the money.
It has also come to light, that earlier Sanjay worked as a freelance reporter for various channels and has also conducted various sting operations. He also worked with Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal. He had several brushes with the law for attempting to extort money by conducting sting operations and blackmailing the victims. He was also caught last year by Crime branch when he duped ex BJP MLA Anil Sharma on the pretext of getting poor girls married.
"He confessed to having made a neat Rs 10 crore from his web of deception and also bought various properties. We are verifying how much more he has cheated," said Madhur Verma, DCP Crime.