Srinagar : Police on Saturday said that it has held a woman for impersonating herself as police officer (Sub- Inspector) and recovered police uniform and cash of Rs 10,000 from her possession.
In a statement issued from Zonal Police Headquarters Srinagar Police said that on September 1 this year Police Station Kunzer received a complaint from one person namely Wasif Hassan of Kunzer who alleged therein that during a bus journey where he was approached by a woman who identified herself as Ashia, claiming to be a Sub-Inspector currently stationed at Police Station Kunzar. Stating that the woman told the complainant about the fake authority to secure a position for him as a Constable in J&K Police and promises a job , Polce in it’s statement further said that the said complainant gave Rs. 10,000/- to the impersonating police officer.
Police in its statement further said that while impersonating officer (Ashia) further recontacted Mr. Hasan on 1st Septemver this year soliciting an additional amount to expedite the delivery of his appointment order, adding therein that the said woman told the complainant process to be completed within 2 to 3 days.
Stating that suspecting deception the complainant Mr. Hasan promptly reported the matter to Police Station Kunzer and accordingly, a case was registered in police station and investigation was set into motion, Police in it’s statement further said that during the course of investigation, Police successfully apprehended the accused person known as Ashia (Fake name), whose real identity has been revealed as Bisma Yousuf Sheikh D/o Mohd Yousuf Sheikh R/o Tappie Khag, adding therein that the investigating team also recovered a police uniform and Rs. 10,000/- from her possession which she had fraudulently obtained from Mr. Hasan the complainant.
In the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement police appealed people not to fall prey in the hands of such fraudulent people and share such information with Police.