Debraj Mazumdar, was arrested late Saturday night from Salt Lake Sector One area by Bidhannagar Police, a senior police officer said adding that Debraj was on their radar for long for his past records.
“We had specific inputs that he had been extorting money from people. Since he was earlier arrested on similar charges, we had an idea of his mode of operation. Based on specific inputs he was arrested on Saturday night,” the official of Bidhannagar police said.
Posing as an IPS officer with Delhi Police, Mazumdar, originally from Agartala, was leading a flashy life and whenever he had a financial crunch arm-twisted others to extort money, the officer said.
Debraj, who was staying alone at the EC Block in Salt Lake, was arrested from a hotel on Marquis Street early this year after he denied paying bills after dinner.
Later he was booked for cheating, forgery, impersonation and criminal intimidation.He had tried to pose as the deputy superintendent (crime branch) of Delhi Police. But the owner had stopped him and started crossing him.
Mazumdar was arrested in 2013 too when he refused to pay the bills at a shopping mall in North Kolkata claiming that he is a deputy commissioner (special branch) of Delhi Police.
Bidhannagar Police has charged Mazumdar under IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery) and 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) and when produced at a local court was remanded in two days’ of judicial custody.