Losing job provoked prof to cheat people as IPS officer

Losing job provoked prof to cheat people as IPS officer

Satheesh Nair, arrested for posing as a Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer, was a professor with PhD in Computer Science who became an imposter for earning easy money after losing his job.

The 43-year-old was nabbed on Tuesday for cheating Rs 1.65 lakh from a mobile shop owner in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh.

Satheesh had claimed to be an assistant commissioner of police with Jaipur Police who was on temporary duty to Delhi for the state Assembly polls.

Satheesh, who hails from Kerala’s Ernakulam district, told police that he did BTech from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore and followed it with an MTech and a PhD in Computer Science from Anna University in Chennai.

“After obtaining his doctorate, Satheesh worked as an assistant professor with Sri Jayaram Engineering College in Hyderabad and as a senior reader with Madanapalle Institute of Technology in Orissa,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

In February 2014, Satheesh met with an accident which resulted in serious facial injuries.
He was bedridden for over five months due to which he lost his job.

“Interrogation revealed Satheesh had an old and insatiable desire to become an IPS officer. So on losing the job, he chose to become an imposter for earning easy money,” Yadav added.

Satheesh got two uniforms of IPS stitched from Geetanjali Tailors in Jaipur and started cheating people. On Tuesday, he was held outside a hotel in Karol Bagh with the uniforms and a wireless set.
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