Ahmedabad Crime Branch has arrested a man posing as a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer. The suspect, identified as Sultan Khan Ahmed Khan (44), was arrested along with his associates. Khan used to deceive people by displaying a fake identification card of a CBI officer and earning their trust.
Based on a tip-off, the police set up surveillance in the area and arrested Khan, who was travelling in an Eco Sports car. During interrogation, the accused confessed to creating a duplicate ID card in the name of Rajesh Mishra and putting his own photo in a uniform. He used this fake identity card to dupe people by posing as a CBI officer. The suspect was found with a fake identification card, Aadhaar card, police outfit, cap, boots, socks, belt, and cell phone.
Khan and his gang members used to drive around different states, stopping people who seemed to be their accomplices and showing them their fake CBI i-cards. They would then ask their colleagues to check the bags, and the accomplices would take out the valuables and flee. The gang also targeted women wearing jewellery, telling them that there was danger ahead and to put their jewellery in a packet. The accomplices would then keep the jewellery and give the packet to the woman before running away.
Police investigations have revealed that Khan hails from Madhya Pradesh, and more than 30 cases of such fraud have been reported in eight states, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Delhi. The gang’s modus operandi is prevalent in these 30 states and the Patanagar area of Delhi. Punjab has reported 9 cases, Haryana 8, Uttar Pradesh 3, Odisha 2, Madhya Pradesh 4, Rajasthan 2, and Delhi 2 cases of such fraudulent activities, according to police sources.