Nri Posing As Sp Nabbed
Jalandhar April 1:
An NRI allegedly impersonating as superintendent of police (SP) has been arrested. Police claimed that apart from defrauding people he had been even threatening police officials to get security.
SP (D) PS Parmar, addressing a press conference said the accused, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a resident of Ghurka Village in Phillaur sub division who is settled in North America, had fake ID cards and uniform of a SP.
"The ID card, uniform, fake stamps of DGP Office, SP, SHO and SDM (Phillaur), 10 passports of different persons and two walkie-talkie sets have been recovered along with eight sim cards and two blackberries," said Parmar He said Sandhu used to visit India frequently and pose as a big NRI businessman or an SP.
However, two of his acts sealed his fate. He made a call to Phillaur DSP, threatening him with dire consequences if he was not be provided enough security and sent an anonymous fax to Punjab DGP in which he purportedly conveyed a threat to Sandhu and suggested providing security.
When cops investigated the call and fax, they found Sandhu was behind these. With the recovery of 10 passports, police are also investigating if he was working as a travel agent. The SP (D) said during preliminary questioning, Sandhu admitted that he had taken money from many people posing as a SP and had made calls to cops for getting security cover during his visits to India. He used to move around in his village in a vehicle with red beacon. He has been booked.