Conman posing as constable held

Shivakumar

Varthur police arrested a conman posing as a crime beat constable in mufti. He was forcefully demanding and taking money from vendors and other small-time businessmen.

Shivakumar, a habitual offender in Electronics City, was arrested a couple of times and remanded to judicial custody for cheating and theft.

Crime beat police used to pick him up often and bring him to the police station for interrogation. Observing the cops, he started impersonating a typical crime beat constable, telling vendors that he was in plain clothes.

Shivakumar threatened a scrap dealer, Shivu Perumal, demanding Rs 5,000 every month for the smooth running of his scrap business. From February onwards, the dealer paid Shivakumar Rs 15,000. Later, he was unable to pay as there was no business. Perumal then visited the police station and learnt there was indeed no such constable.

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