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Friday, 11 September 2020

Fake IPS officer who smuggled cars held in Faridabad

Our Correspondent
Faridabad, September 10

A fake IPS officer and his friend have been arrested and sent to eight-day police custody.

The main accused, Abang Mehtab, reportedly used to pose as an ACP of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and along with his friend Kabir Khan would steal luxury cars. The duo, both from Manipur, allegedly smuggled the stolen cars to their home state and sold them. An illegal weapon and fake documents were also recovered from their possession.

According to the police, the crime unit sector 30 team led by Vimal Kumar nabbed the duo from the Delhi-Faridabad border.

Mehtab used fake identity card for benefits such as toll exemption. To facilitate his stay in hotels, he had five fake Aadhaar cards in different names and addresses. He was carrying illegal weapon of his friend and had even uploaded a photo with AK-47 on the social media to influence people.

Mehtab told the police that they would reach Delhi by air, steal luxury cars and go back to Manipur by road. To avoid checking, he used fake identity card of an ACP and always carried a gun. An FIR has been registered against the duo under relevant sections of the IPC at the Sarai Khwaja police station.

"We are trying to crack the network of these carjackers. They will be questioned rigorously during the eight-day remand. We hope many others involved in the racket will be unmasked," said Anil Yadav, ACP, crime, Faridabad.



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