Fake cop, aide held for robberies, impersonation

Suspect stole visiting card of relative who works at the DPAR

The Southeast division police have arrested a 30-year-old MBA graduate who posed as a senior police officer, 'raided' two offices and robbed electronic gadgets worth Rs. 3 lakh from the employees.

The suspect has been identified as Irfan Pasha, a resident of BTM Layout, and was arrested based on the CCTV footage which helped the police nab him after the two offices he raided lodged separate complaints. The police have also arrested his accomplice, identified as Arbaaz Khan at their BTM Layout residence.

Pasha, an MBA graduate failed to get a job. Upon interrogation, Pasha told police that he was fascinated with police work and decided to don the role of a senior police officer and make a quick buck.

According to police, Pasha initially stole a visiting card from a relative who worked at the Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) in Vidhana Soudha.

He then photo-shopped and made an identity card with his photograph and name with designation that read - Additional Commissioner Security to Government, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance). He randomly conducted raids on offices on the pretext of inspecting them.

Pasha even managed to get a police uniform, helmet and also a revolver holster to look like senior police officer. He carried only the holster without a revolver, the police added.

On September 16 night, Pasha along with his associate Arbaaz Khan visited Justdial office situated in Koramangala 7th block. The duo threatened the security guard stating that the police had information that the office had contraband hidden inside.

They barged into the office and robbed three i-phones and an i-pad claiming that they were confiscating it for investigations. Then they went to an Audi car showroom on Hosur Road and robbed electronic gadgets from their office too.

Based on two complaints lodged, Koramangala police obtained CCTV footage and nabbed the culprits.

The police have taken up a case of robbery and impersonation against Irfan and Arbaaz. Investigations are on.

Police have also urged members of the public to come forward and lodge a complaint, if they have been a victim of this duo.

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