KD NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a man for allegedly posing as Additional Director (Strategy & Campaigns) Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by forged means in Srinagar.
He was identified as Kiran Patel, son of Jagdesh Patel, a resident of Gujarat. The fraudster, posing as Additional Director, PMO had managed to get special security from the Jammu and Kashmir police and vehicles.
As per reports, Patel had visited multiple places in the Valley and duped many people. Jammu and Kashmir police acted upon the information and arrested the defrauded.
Accordingly, an FIR no 19 of 2023 was registered by Srinagar police in Police Station Nishat, reads “on 02-03-2023 a reliable information received by Police Station Nishat has revealed that a fraudster namely Kiran Bhai Patel son of Jagdesh Bhai Patel resident of Gujarat has by virtue of criminal intention indulged in activities within the jurisdiction of this police station and other parts of Kashmir valley and by employing high degree of forged means. Kiran Bhai has impersonated himself as a senior government official of India.”
The said individual, by resorting to cheating, forgery and impersonation has duped gullible people and also intentionally induced people to do and also to omit to do activities, under a well-knit plan for securing monetary as well as material benefits.
As per reports Patel who by forged means was able to get security from the Jammu and Kashmir police and was staying at Hotel Lalit in Room no 1107. The ‘fraudster’ as per reports had visited multiple places in Kashmir including Doodpatri in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. At Doodpathri the ‘fraudster’ was accompanied by an SDM rank officer.
If sources are to be believed Kiran Patel who himself posed as senior official of government of India have also met at least two Deputy Commissioners during his visit in the valley. Today, a local court in Srinagar sent Kiran Patel to judicial custody. Further investigation into the matter is underway.