Man posing as MP arrested

March 21st, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police Saturday arrested a man who posed as a Member of Parliament (MP) and swindled a garment agent here of over Rs.2.2 million.
According to the police, Shiv Kumar posed as Tahir Khan, Member of Parliament from Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and approached a garment agent in Okhla area in Delhi saying that he needed garments which would be distributed to the flood affected people in Bihar.

As many as 50,000 pair of clothes were delivered to Kumar after he placed an order with the garment agent. On delivery Kumar gave Shri Ram, owner of the garment shop a cheque of Rs.1 million with an assurance that the rest of the money would be given very shortly.

Shri Ram then deposited the cheque in the bank, but it was dishonoured twice and when he went to Kumar’s house, he came to know that Kumar was not an MP but a local trader who had sold the goods supplied to him in the open market.

Police have seized a vehicle with a fake sticker of 14th Lok Sabha, Member of Parliament pasted on it and a beacon mounted on the vehicle along with various fake identity cards of print and electronic media and other organisations. Various visiting cards of bureaucrats and politicians were also found.

The Delhi Police arrested another alleged poseur Saturday. Umesh Kumar Rai was arrested from his rented house in Vikaspuri area of West Delhi.

Rai used to gain entry to government departments on the basis of fake identities, police said.

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