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IAS aspirant posing as IB officer arrested

A 25-year-old IAS aspirant has been arrested by Delhi Police for blackmailing persons and coughing up money by posing as an IB officer and a private secretary to a Minister of State.

On suspicion, a high ranking officer approached police on being blackmailed after which the accused was nabbed. After failing in several competitive examinations, the accused wanted to open his own IAS Academy.

He has been identified as Shiv Shankar, a resident of Jharoda in Delhi. In the recent past he got married and projected himself as an IB officer to his in-laws. Shankar is a PhD holder and worked with several NGOs in education field and was looking to open his own IAS Academy and was in need of money for this. 

To earn quick money he started blackmailing and threatening people and used to impersonate himself as an IB officer posted in MHA. 

In October, a complaint was made by Puran Singh, a resident of Hari Nagar, a retired officer from Election Commission that he had received several threat calls from an unknown number. He further told police that the caller had introduced himself as Shiv Shankar, an IB official in MHA, and also as Shiv Kumar, APS to Minister of State (Home) respectively.

The caller informed that the complainant, Puran Singh, that enquiries are being conducted against him for black money procured during the tenure of his service and asked him to meet at gate no. 3, Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi, so as to settle the matter.

“On this, Singh contacted office of MHA and forwarded his complaint. On further verification by office of Minister of State (Home), it was found that neither such officer nor the numbers mentioned in the complaint belongs to their office, hence, the complaint was forwarded to Crime Branch for taking legal action into the matter,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (crime branch) said.
The accused was nabbed from a metro station and he confessed to the crime.
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