a person posing for the camera: Kolhe had informed the Pune police about an individual posing as him and asking for money from a Wanowrie-based real estate company’s employee. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

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Kolhe had informed the Pune police about an unique posing as him and inquiring for funds from a Wanowrie-centered true estate company’s worker. (Sanket Wankhade/HT Picture)

A person has been arrested by the Pune law enforcement crime department on Wednesday, for impersonating Amol Kolhe, the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) member of parliament from Shirur.

The accused is thought to have been striving to consider funds from a Pune-based mostly real estate agent under the guise of encouraging people today for the duration of the lockdown.

Kolhe experienced knowledgeable the Pune police about an particular person posing as him and inquiring for income from a Wanowrie-dependent true estate company’s employee.

The arrested gentleman has been determined as Vishal Arun Shendge (32), a resident of Tilekar nagar in Kondhwa. A co-accused, who is but to be arrested, has been identified as Suresh Bandu Kamble (32), a resident of PMC Colony, Gunj peth, Pune.

“Some time again the town law enforcement experienced gained an application from Amol Kolhe that some individual personated him and demanded support from a reputed builder. It was getting investigated by the anti-extortion mobile of the crime department. In this issue, anti-extortion workforce has detained a single particular person particularly Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” said Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of law enforcement, Crime, Pune.

A situation below Sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), and 34 (typical intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie towards the two gentlemen.

“He known as up the owner of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and questioned for income. He instructed the builder that the income will be utilised to aid very poor individuals throughout lockdown. Gera builder’s place of work staff was requested to cross-check out with folks in MP Kolhe’s business office. Immediately after they realized that the phone was from an impersonator, the MP’s place of work lodged a criticism,” stated DCP Singh.

Shendge has been booked in seven felony cases in the past.

3 of the 7 conditions registered from him are soon after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra main. Two of the three instances are regsitered at Kothrud, even though a single is registered at Alankar law enforcement station.

Whilst Kamble organized for a SIM card with which Shendge known as the realtor. The police are now investigating if any of the folks that Shendge tried out to cheat by impersonating politicians experienced paid him any dollars.

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