Imphal: Churachandpur Police of Manipur has arrested a fake CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) officer from Churachandpur on Saturday.
The impersonator was apprehended based on a reliable report from one Covid Village Task Force at Pearsonmun village.
The fake CBI officer was identified as Thangjalen alias Thangboi, 38, son of Chongjathang Haokip of Gamnomjang village, Churachandpur.
Police recovered one fake ID card in his possession.
The said person was impersonating himself as additional superintendent of police (investigation), CBI and using fake ID card with fraudulent intent.
Churachandpur Police station has registered two separate FIR against the accused based on two separate reports.
Preliminary interrogation has revealed that he used to work in a garment showroom in Gurugram since 2015 and had come to Churachandpur post lockdown in March 2020. Other than posing as additonal SP (CBI) he has also impersonated as project director (Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan) and might have conned innocent gullible people. It is also revealed that he got his fake ID card printed in Delhi and has been using it illegally, police said.
Churachandpur Police asked the people to bring to its notice if they have been a victim of his activities, and to come forward to report the matter to the police station and assist the police in further investigation.