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Patiala man impersonating as CBI officer finally arrested

Impersonating as CBI officer, the Fatehgarh Sahib police has arrested a Patiala resident Inderjit Singh alias Raju and his accomplice.
They were presented in a local court where they were remanded in police custody till September 16.

Sources in the police department informed that Raju was used to steal goods from vehicles parked at various religious places. Source said a team police arrested them with a car during checking on T point Talania and recovered 20 laptop, 26 mobile phones, three cameras, Rs 50,000 cash, 38 gram gold ornaments. Sources said the police also recovered a red light from the car. The police also recovered a red plate on which sticker of crime branch Delhi was pasted. The police also recovered a fake ID as CBI officer and a fake driving license. He was living on a rented accommodation in Khamano where he hid the stolen goods. His accomplice Inderjit Singh alias Bunty originally resident of Himachal Pardesh was living in Kharar and he helped the accused in selling stolen goods.

Although he studied up to II standard but a Patiala resident was impersonating as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of CBI. Now the miscreant along with his accomplice is behind bars. The Fatehgarh Sahib police has arrested Inderjit Singh alias Raju, a resident of Tripuri, Patiala and his accomplice Inderjit Sing, a resident of Mundi Kharar and they were presented in a local court where they were remanded in police custody till September 16.

Talking to media persons at Fatehgarh Sahib police station, Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Ranbir Singh Khatra said that a police team during checking at T point Talania signaled to stop a car, which used Red Light and stickers of crime branch of Delhi police was pasted on it. He said during search of the car, the police recovered 20 laptops, 28 mobiles, 3 still cameras and fake stickers of CBI, Delhi police and Punjab police and fake number plates.

He said police arrested Raju and Bunty from the car, which they had stolen from Chandigarh and a case was already registered at Sector 3 police station of Chandigarh on October 1, 2008.

Raju was presently living with his family on a rented accommodation at Khamano while Bunty who originally belongs to Himachal Pardesh was living in Mundi Kharar town of Punjab.

The SSP said that police has recovered fake ID cards of CBI’s ACP, fake driving license. He said as per the information provided by Raju, the police has also recovered 150 gram gold ornaments.

He said the cost of recovered goods is around Rs 18 lakh. A case was registered against the accused under various sections of the IPC at Fatehgarh Sahib police station. He said during interrogation Raju confessed that after breaking glasses of the car and after opening the lock, he had stolen goods from car. He had committed around 100 criminal activities in Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Chandigarh area and mostly stolen goods near religious places. They were active in these areas for last four five years.

The SSP said police is investigating from Rajy and traced around 25 cases registered at district Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib . He said the police had also got cue in around 75 cases in which the concerned persons had not lodged any report. He said after registering these cases, recovery will be made.

The SSP said that the accused confessed before the police that they had also stolen ATMs from cars and use it easily for withdrawing money as in most of cases password was mentioned on ATM card by its holder.

He said after selling stolen goods Raju had bought Rs 3 lakh house at Lalru, one house at Saidkehri(Rajpura) of around Rs 15 lakh and purchased a plot at Khamnano with Rs four lakh. He said accused property will be attached through court.

The SSP said Raju took Bunty help to sell stolen goods. He said 27 cases had already registered against Raju at Chandigarh and in 22 cases he was convicted. He was also declared Proclaimed Offender(PO) in a case registered at Sector 3, Chandigarh on July 8, 2007. Khatra said though Raju studied up to II standard but he was very compute friendly. He said the police has also recovered ID of an woman clerk working in Punjab Assembly, from Raju. He said stolen Rs 1 lakh from a car parked near Gurdwara Duffera Sahib but police could recover only Rs 50,000 from him.

The SSP said further investigations are on.

Photo Caption: 1. Police presented accused in court at Fatehgarh Sahib. 2. Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Ranbir Singh Khatra while addressing a press conference at Fatehgarh Sahib police station.
Photo by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Country: India
Date: September 26, 2010