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Man duped 30 as CBI imposter; held

A 55-year-old impostor was arrested from Chandni Chowk area by the Central district police on Wednesday for allegedly duping as many as 30 people by posing himself as a officer of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

According to Devesh Chandra Srivastava, Additional Commissioner of Police (central), the accused, identified as Ramesh Kumar alias Masih, was caught red-handed by two police personnel from the Jama Masjid police station while he was trying to escape after allegedly duping Manjoor Ahmad Dar, a businessman from Jammu and Kashmir.

Kumar, along with his two aides, including an auto-rickshaw driver, had extorted Rs 25,000 from Dar by posing as CBI officers. On Wednesday, Srivastava said, Dar had come to Delhi on business and was visiting the Chandni Chowk when Kumar had stopped him saying that he was a CBI officer and he wanted to check his bags.

'Before Dar could realise what was happening, two more persons arrived there in an auto-rickshaw and identified themselves as colleagues of Kumar. They took him to Meena Bazar in the three-wheeler and took out Rs 25,000 from his pocket saying that they wanted to check the currency notes,” said Srivastava.

After checking the notes, Srivastava said, the trio gave Dar a yellow envelope and started to walk away after telling him that his currency notes were original. Dar became suspicious and opened the envelope to find bundled newspaper cut in the size of currency notes.

'Dar immediately raised an alarm and ran after the trio. Sub-inspector Martin Horo and constable Ramesh, who were patrolling the area, responded to Dar’s alarm and nabbed Kumar. The other two, Kishan Lal and the Rajender, the auto driver, however, managed to flee,' said Srivastava.
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