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 experienced educated the Pune law enforcement about an person posing as him and inquiring for revenue from a Wanowrie-centered actual estate company’s staff. (Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)

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

The accused is believed to have been making an attempt to acquire income from a Pune-based realtor less than the guise of helping people through the lockdown.

Kolhe experienced educated the Pune police about an specific posing as him and asking for funds from a Wanowrie-based actual estate company’s personnel.

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

“Some time again the city police had been given an software from Amol Kolhe that some person personated him and demanded help from a reputed builder. It was remaining investigated by the anti-extortion cell of the criminal offense department. In this make any difference, anti-extortion team has detained 1 individual particularly Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” said Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of police, Crime, Pune.

A circumstance below Sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), and 34 (frequent intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie from the two men.

“He called up the operator of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and asked for revenue. He advised the builder that the revenue will be made use of to aid bad people today through lockdown. Gera builder’s workplace staff was questioned to cross-check with persons in MP Kolhe’s office. Just after they figured out that the contact was from an impersonator, the MP’s office environment lodged a criticism,” said DCP Singh.

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

Three of the seven circumstances registered from him are immediately after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra main. Two of the three scenarios are regsitered at Kothrud, when one particular is registered at Alankar law enforcement station.

Although Kamble organized for a SIM card with which Shendge named the real estate agent. The police are now investigating if any of the folks that Shendge tried using to cheat by impersonating politicians had paid out him any revenue.

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