Chennai: a man pretends to be an IAS agent and distributes fake business cards; lands in jail

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Highlights

  • Man reportedly handing out fake business cards while claiming to be joint government secretary
  • Police identified the accused as N Subash, a resident of Virugambakkam area of ​​Chennai.
  • Subash went to the police station on Saturday and claimed he used his fake identity to get things done quickly

Chennai: A 27-year-old man has been arrested by police for allegedly falsifying his identity and impersonating an IAS agent. The man allegedly handed out fake business cards while claiming to be co-secretary to the government.

Police identified the accused as N Subash, a resident of Virugambakkam area of ​​Chennai. The man is said to have claimed that he was co-secretary and that he was associated with the department of housing and rural development, India time reported.

Subhash called the control room earlier this month to report that four individuals on a two-wheeler were trying to chase him and had stopped his car. He also said that the four individuals harassed him.

After Subash informed the police control room that he was an IAS officer, cops rushed to the scene and apprehended the four individuals.

When the police attempted to call Subash afterwards, he remained unavailable. Police investigated and found that none of these officers worked in the department.

Following this, the police began to search for the accused.

Subash went to the police station on Saturday and said he used his fake identity to get things done quickly.

In another case, a man was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) for allegedly impersonating an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the UP Chief Minister. The accused identified as Ajay Mishra alias Arvind Mishra was arrested in Gomtinagar on Friday.

The defendant already has approximately 10 FIRs against him in connection with the fraud.

According to the police, there had been several complaints against Mishra by UP government officials for alleged threats and extortion on behalf of the UP CM OSD.

Police said the accused was involved in the deception of several people over Rs 1 cr.

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