The Telegraph
Wednesday , May 28 , 2014
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Law graduate in net

He studied law at Delhi University to become a judicial officer but luck had something different in store for him.

Akhilendra Kishore, 32, son of retired IAS officer Ram Narain Kishore, was arrested in Patna on Monday on the charge of duping people by posing himself as an IPS officer.

During interrogation, Akhilendra revealed to the police that he did LLB from Delhi University in 1998-99 to become a judicial officer after his attempts to compete in the UPSC examination proved futile. Initially, he wanted to become an IAS officer.

Akhilendra got enrolled to Delhi University on the persuasion of his father. He passed Intermediate and Bachelor examinations with good marks. “He was a bright student and wanted to fulfil the dreams of his father. But luck had something in store for him. He finally landed in the police dragnet,” said one of his close relatives.

Akhilendra, the police said, formed a gang with the help of his two associates — Praveen Kumar (26) and Deepak Kumar (29) — who also belonged to affluent families. Praveen’s father Dayashankar Singh is also a retired IAS officer.

They chalked out a plan and trapped a young girl, Madhumita (name changed), a resident of Madhubani to carry out their operation. Madhumita was assigned the task to net the victims, especially businessmen, who were invited to their hideout in the Bahadurpur locality on the pretext of “seducing their lust”.

The victims were forced to cough up money after accusing them of indulging in flesh trade. The three posing as police officers were called to settle the matter. While Akhilendra was impersonating as SP of the economic offences unit, Praveen was masquerading as deputy SP and Deepak as a sub-inspector of police.

Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj said the gang was operating in and around Patna for the past one year. “I had received at least three-four complaints against them,” he said.