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Two arrested for posing as fake IAS/IPS officers

Noida: Noida police have arrested two persons, including a techie, for allegedly impersonating themselves as IAS/IPS officers in order to take VIP facilities and facilitate transfers and posting of police officers. Cops said that the accused used the name of a senior BJP leader to get their work done.

According to police, the arrested persons have been identified as Aditya alias Gaurav Mishra, a native of Prayagraj District and Ashutosh Rathi of Muzaffarnagar.

Gaurav's father is a Chartered Accountant in Prayagraj and he has completed his B. Tech in 2012 from IEC college in Greater Noida. Ashutosh has completed his from CCS university in Meerut, said police.

Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gautam Buddh Nagar told reporters that the matter came to light around a week ago when Noida's sector 20 police received compliant from a man who was being pressurised by the accused persons on the name of a senior BJP leader.

"Police acted upon the complaint received and launched an investigation into the matter. However, police followed a tip-off and the arrest was made from near sector 18 metro station when the accused were moving in a car. It was revealed that the accused persons have taken several benefits by posing as fake IAS/IPS officers and by taking the name of a senior BJP leader," said Krishna.

The officer said that the accused allegedly called officers in Noida, posing as an IPS of West Bengal cadre.

"During sustained interrogations, Gaurav told police that he has been conducting the fraud since 2012 when he saw a picture of a lady IPS officer on google and got influenced. He allegedly got an IPS dress from Chandigarh and wore it to avail benefits.

The accused also called a registrar with a private university in Greater Noida and got an admission of a candidate in MBBS course by posing as IPS officer. He also attended a function as chief-guest in the same university. However, the accused was identified and was sent to jail in 2012," said Krishna.

"After he came out of jail in 2014, he again started the fraud and met several IAS/IPS officer and political leaders through a friend who works as liasoning agent in Gujarat. Since then he had been making money by getting admissions done in private universities and by getting the transfer of police officials using his fake identity," Krishna added.

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