Two fake policemen who conned a liquor shop owner of Rs 50,000 by claiming to be Delhi Police Special Cell officers were caught in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri, police said.
On August 7, Lakshmi Narayan and Vakil Khan visited the liquor shop with a walkie-talkie in hand and demanded Rs 50,000 from the manager. They threatened to implicate him in a case if he did not pay them. After initially pleading against it, the unsuspecting manager paid them the money, police said.
They were carrying identity cards like the ones carried by Delhi Police.
Police said the duo revisited the liquor shop on Wednesday, and this time asked for a carton of liquor along with Rs 50,000. This made the manager suspicious and he informed head constable Rajesh, who was on patrol in the area.
After reaching the shop, Rajesh with the help of other workers of the shop overpowered both men and brought them to Kalyanpuri police station, police said.
Police recovered Rs 19,000 in cash, a carton of liquor bottles, a walkie-talkie set and a Wagon-R car from them. An identity card purportedly issued to Vakil Khan by the National Investigation Bureau was also recovered from them, police said.