A man 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 believed to have been hoping to just take funds from a Pune-based real estate agent under the guise of serving to men and women for the duration of the lockdown.
Kolhe experienced knowledgeable the Pune law enforcement about an specific posing as him and asking for funds from a Wanowrie-based real estate company’s employee.
The arrested gentleman has been discovered as Vishal Arun Shendge (32), a resident of Tilekar nagar in Kondhwa. A co-accused, who is nonetheless to be arrested, has been determined as Suresh Bandu Kamble (32), a resident of PMC Colony, Gunj peth, Pune.
“Some time again the metropolis law enforcement had been given an software from Amol Kolhe that some man or woman personated him and demanded help from a reputed builder. It was being investigated by the anti-extortion mobile of the crime branch. In this subject, anti-extortion workforce has detained a person particular person particularly Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” claimed Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of law enforcement, Crime, Pune.
A circumstance under Sections 170 (personating a community servant), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (dishonest), and 34 (prevalent intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie versus the two men.
“He termed up the operator of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and questioned for cash. He informed the builder that the revenue will be utilised to enable lousy individuals in the course of lockdown. Gera builder’s office environment personnel was questioned to cross-test with persons in MP Kolhe’s workplace. Right after they uncovered that the get in touch with was from an impersonator, the MP’s office lodged a grievance,” said DCP Singh.
Shendge has been booked in 7 prison cases in the previous.
Three of the 7 scenarios registered in opposition to him are after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra main. Two of the 3 circumstances are regsitered at Kothrud, whilst just one is registered at Alankar law enforcement station.
Even though Kamble organized for a SIM card with which Shendge referred to as the realtor. The police are now investigating if any of the men and women that Shendge experimented with to cheat by impersonating politicians had paid out him any funds.
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