A gentleman has been arrested by the Pune police criminal offense department on Wednesday, for impersonating Amol Kolhe, the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) member of parliament from Shirur.
The accused is believed to have been seeking to take dollars from a Pune-based mostly real estate agent less than the guise of assisting people today through the lockdown.
Kolhe had educated the Pune law enforcement about an personal posing as him and asking for money from a Wanowrie-centered genuine estate company’s worker.
The arrested male has been recognized as Vishal Arun Shendge (32), a resident of Tilekar nagar in Kondhwa. A co-accused, who is however to be arrested, has been recognized as Suresh Bandu Kamble (32), a resident of PMC Colony, Gunj peth, Pune.
“Some time again the town police experienced received an software from Amol Kolhe that some person personated him and demanded help from a reputed builder. It was becoming investigated by the anti-extortion cell of the criminal offense department. In this issue, anti-extortion group has detained one person specifically Vishal Shendge, who impersonated MP Kolhe,” stated Bachchan Singh, deputy commissioner of law enforcement, Criminal offense, Pune.
A situation underneath Sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (dishonest), and 34 (frequent intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Wanowrie towards the two guys.
“He called up the operator of Gera Constructions and posed as the MP and questioned for revenue. He told the builder that the funds will be applied to help bad persons in the course of lockdown. Gera builder’s business workers was asked to cross-test with people in MP Kolhe’s business office. After they realized that the phone was from an impersonator, the MP’s office lodged a grievance,” claimed DCP Singh.
Shendge has been booked in 7 felony cases in the earlier.
3 of the 7 scenarios registered versus him are right after he impersonated Chandrakant Patil, BJP’’s Maharashtra main. Two of the three instances are regsitered at Kothrud, when just one is registered at Alankar police station.
Although Kamble organized for a SIM card with which Shendge referred to as the real estate agent. The police are now investigating if any of the men and women that Shendge tried using to cheat by impersonating politicians experienced compensated him any dollars.
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