Kolkata man poses as govt official, arrested after decorated car raises suspicion – India Today

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Kolkata Police has arrested a man posing as a government officer working for a ‘National Crime Control Bureau’, complete with car number plates and inscriptions of the West Bengal government.

The man was arrested by Pragati Maidan Police station in Kolkata and an FIR was registered.

Golam Rabbani (40) was caught driving around a vehicle with a metal plate declaring him to be a Deputy Director of NCCB. While there is no such government body called NCCB, the central agency is named National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Police seized the white Mahindra XUV 500 with a metal plate reading Deputy Director, National Crime Control Bureau.

It also bore the inscription of the Government of West Bengal written in blue and red on the front and backside of the vehicle. The car also had a hooter fitted in front, which caught the attention of the police while the car was crossing the EM Bypass during a checking.

When questioned, Golam could not produce any feasible documents of the car’s registration, nor he could produce his driving license. He also failed to answer why he was violating the lockdown rules.

Police later found out that the accused had hatched a criminal conspiracy with others to cheat the Government of West Bengal and other law-enforcing agencies, for which he had forged the metal plate stickers and made them look genuine.

Last week, a former civic volunteer was arrested in Kolkata for posing as an officer of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate and duping a city-based contractor of Rs 48 lakh.

Similarly, another man was arrested in Kolkata the same week for posing as an IPS officer with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and demanding Rs 2 lakh from a person.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/cities/kolkata/story/kolkata-man-poses-as-bengal-govt-official-1837126-2021-08-05