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Man poses as cop, demands Rs 5 lakh from Maha govt employee

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Press Trust of India Thane
An unidentified man has been booked for posing as a sub-inspector and demanding Rs 5 lakh from a government employee over a non-existent police complaint.
Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said the complaint was lodged at Khadakpada in Kalyan area of the district by an employee of state-run Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
"The complainant got several calls between September 14-26 from a man who introduced himself as Sub-inspector Deepak Anbuwale of Rabodi police station," he said.
He was told that an IT complaint was lodged against him at Rabodi police station and that he should pay Rs 5 lakh, he added.
The fake PSI has been charged under section 170 (personating public servant) and 385 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code and efforts were on to nab him, he said.

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 4:40 PM IST

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