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 knowledgeable the Pune law enforcement about an unique posing as him and asking for money from a Wanowrie-primarily based genuine estate company’s personnel. (Sanket Wankhade/HT Image)

A gentleman has been arrested by the Pune police criminal offense branch 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 choose money from a Pune-dependent realtor beneath the guise of supporting individuals throughout the lockdown.

Kolhe had knowledgeable the Pune law enforcement about an particular person posing as him and inquiring for money from a Wanowrie-primarily based actual estate company’s employee.

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

“Some time back the town law enforcement experienced received an software from Amol Kolhe that some human being personated him and demanded help from a reputed builder. It was currently being investigated by the anti-extortion mobile of the criminal offense branch. In this make any difference, anti-extortion workforce has detained a single human being specifically Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” stated Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of law enforcement, Criminal offense, Pune.

A scenario beneath Sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (dishonest by personation), 420 (cheating), and 34 (frequent intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie in opposition to the two guys.

“He identified as up the owner of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and requested for cash. He advised the builder that the funds will be employed to help weak persons in the course of lockdown. Gera builder’s place of work staff members was asked to cross-examine with people today in MP Kolhe’s business. Soon after they learned that the call was from an impersonator, the MP’s business lodged a complaint,” reported DCP Singh.

Shendge has been booked in 7 felony circumstances in the earlier.

A few of the 7 cases registered against him are right after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra chief. Two of the 3 situations are regsitered at Kothrud, although just one is registered at Alankar law enforcement station.

Whilst Kamble arranged for a SIM card with which Shendge known as the real estate agent. The law enforcement are now investigating if any of the folks that Shendge experimented with to cheat by impersonating politicians had compensated him any revenue.

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