Fake IPS officer trying to extort Rs 50k from SHO arrested

  • | Tuesday | 13th March, 2018

However, the SHO’s suspicion was aroused because of the undue pressure the “IPS officer” was trying to impose on him to extract the money. He then started investigating the matter.“An investigation was set up and it was found that he (Tyagi) was, in fact, a resident of Meerut and had made a fake ID card. Meerut: A man impersonating an IPS officer from Maharashtra was arrested by the Hapur police when he tried to extract Rs 50,000 from the station in-charge of Hafizpur police station on Tuesday.During interrogation, the accused revealed that his name is Vishant Tyagi and he is a resident of Meerut’s Parikshitgarh. We are interrogating him to see if he had tried to extort money from others too,” said Singh.Tyagi has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. He admitted to using a fake ID card in the name of a Maharashtra cadre IPS officer to get his work done.Ravi Ratan Singh, station house officer, Hafizpur police station, said, “The accused Vishant Tyagi had made a fake ID card in the name of one SK Agarwal and projected himself as an IPS officer working in Nagpur.”The matter came to light when Tyagi approached Singh and tried to extract Rs 50,000 from him to get his car repaired.

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