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 informed the Pune law enforcement about an person posing as him and inquiring for money from a Wanowrie-primarily based real estate company’s personnel. (Sanket Wankhade/HT Photograph)

A person has been arrested by the Pune law enforcement crime 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 just take income from a Pune-dependent real estate agent under the guise of aiding folks all through the lockdown.

Kolhe experienced informed the Pune police about an individual posing as him and inquiring for funds from a Wanowrie-centered serious estate company’s employee.

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

“Some time back again the city police had acquired an software from Amol Kolhe that some human being personated him and demanded support from a reputed builder. It was becoming investigated by the anti-extortion cell of the crime branch. In this subject, anti-extortion staff has detained a single individual namely Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” reported Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of police, Criminal offense, Pune.

A circumstance underneath Sections 170 (personating a general public servant), 419 (dishonest by personation), 420 (dishonest), and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie in opposition to the two adult men.

“He identified as up the owner of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and requested for funds. He explained to the builder that the income will be employed to enable weak individuals for the duration of lockdown. Gera builder’s office workers was asked to cross-look at with individuals in MP Kolhe’s business office. Following they learned that the contact was from an impersonator, the MP’s workplace lodged a criticism,” explained DCP Singh.

Shendge has been booked in 7 criminal scenarios in the past.

A few of the 7 instances registered against him are just after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra chief. Two of the three circumstances are regsitered at Kothrud, whilst just one is registered at Alankar law enforcement station.

Although Kamble organized for a SIM card with which Shendge known as the real estate agent. The police are now investigating if any of the persons that Shendge tried out to cheat by impersonating politicians experienced compensated him any cash.

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