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Raid on ‘fake’ IPS officer

Shillong, March 3: Luck ran out today for a resident of this city who has been masquerading as a senior police officer.

Meghalaya police raided the residence of an IGP-level “fake” IPS officer from where different items were seized, including a vehicle with the “red beacon”, whose use has been prohibited on “police” vehicles by the Supreme Court.

East Khasi Hills superintendent of police M. Kharkrang said the house of Sabyasachi Pal Chowdhury, who has been allegedly impersonating a senior IPS officer, at Veronica Lane in Laitumkhrah locality here, was raided at 5pm today.

During the search, police recovered a number of uniforms worn by IGP-rank officers, identity cards, cash, vehicle sporting flags and the red beacon used by seniormost officials, Kharkrang said.

Till the time of filing of this report, search and seizures were continuing at the “fake” IPS officer’s residence.

Police said Chowdhury, 52, has been under surveillance for some time. But it was only today that the cops were able to zero in on the suspect and seize incriminating proof of his masquerade.


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