Doctor posing as IPS officer held

Doctor posing as IPS officer held

Doctor posing as  IPS officer held
Sampigehalli police arrested a doctor for impersonating an IPS officer and visiting various police stations for inspection.

The suspect identified as Tejas Reddy, 28, is a resident of Banawara. He studied medicine abroad and worked with Sapthagiri Hospital for a while, said the police.

The police also arrested Prithvi, son of a constable, for assisting Reddy, and recovered a walkie talkie from them.

Reddy visited Nelamangala, Jalahalli traffic, Soladevanahalli, Hebbal traffic and KR Puram police stations on June 4, the day when the constabulary had threatened to go on a mass casual leave.

He introduced himself as an IPS officer and claimed that he was recently transferred to Bengaluru city. He also claimed the city higher-ups had instructed him to visit various police stations for an inspection and check if all constables were on duty, said the police.

He met Prithvi at Nelamangala police station as his father works there as a constable. Prithvi’s father told Reddy that Prithvi was preparing for the IPS examination. Reddy asked Prithvi to be in touch with him as he would give him some books which would help him clear the examination. Prithvi met him and started spending time with him, police said.

Reddy and Prithvi went to Sampigehalli police station on June 4 around 7.30 pm. Prithvi told everybody in the police station to behave properly as a senior officer was visiting the station. Reddy claimed that he was serving as an Additional SP in Davangere and is the son of an officer of DIG rank. He directed the staff to accompany him to Traffic Training Institute in Thanisandra as he wanted to inspect situation there, said the police.

Reddy introduced himself as an IPS officer to the SP of the institute.  Prithvi wanted Reddy to visit the institute as he wanted to meet his friend, a woman constable under training, added the police.

The officers at the institute contacted the police control room in Davangere to collect some information about Reddy, but the control room staff clarified that there was no Addl SP by the name Reddy.
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