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Pune Police’s Criminal offense Branch has arrested a 32-yr-aged man for allegedly impersonating NCP MP Amol Kolhe and demanding guidance from a reputed builder.

The accused, Vishal Arun Shendge (32), is a resident of Tilekar Nagar, Kondhwa. Law enforcement said Kolhe lodged a criticism, alleging that a guy impersonated him and demanded assistance from a reputed builder.

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Police said the person contacted the builder residing in Wanavdi spot, and though professing to be MP Amol Kolhe, asked him to assist individuals men and women who experienced owing to the Covid-19 lockdown.

A probe by the Criminal offense Branch group, led by Sub-Inspector Vijay Zanjad, uncovered the involvement of accused Vishal Shendge and his accomplice Suresh Bandu Kamble of Ganj Peth, in his fraudulent phone. Both of those have been subsequently arrested.

An FIR has been lodged at the Wanavdi law enforcement station versus Shendge and Kamble under IPC sections 170, 419, 420, 34 in the scenario.

Police claimed Shendge had previously made very similar fraudulent phone calls by impersonating point out BJP main and MLA Chandrakant Patil. Police reported there are seven former offences from the accused people.