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Insurance agent, who posed as income tax officer to extort money, arrested

A 24-year-old man has been arrested by Delhi Police from Dadar and Nagar Haveli on Monday for posing as fake income tax officer. The accused works as assistant sales manager with an insurance company.

According to police, the accused used to pose as assistant commissioner with income tax department and force his customers to buy insurance policies, in order to achieve his targets. He also threatened his customers with raids if they didn’t buy the policies.

The accused has been identified as Rohit Kumar (24), a resident of Shajahanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
On 18 November, police in Dadar and Nagar Haveli contacted crime branch of Delhi Police to locate an unknown extortionist, accused of blackmailing innocent people.

On receiving the information, the police identified the accused and in a joint operation traced his hideouts at Girdhar Enclave in Sahibabad. The police informed that the accused tried to flee to his native place to evade arrest.

During sustained interrogation, he disclosed that he confessed to the crime. He is a graduate from Swami Sukhdevanand Snakhotar Mahavidyala, Shajahanpur and came to Noida in 2012. He has worked in various call centres in Delhi and Noida.

Currently, he was working as assistant sales manager with a private insurance company in Noida Sector 64. He also lured customers by falsely offering extra bonus on insurance policies.
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