Pravin Kumar Tiwari, who was arrested by the Chandigarh Police on Friday night after he was found faking his identity as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was also arrested by Ranchi Police about a year back. Booked for cheating, the accused was produced in a local court on Saturday and was remanded one day in police custody.
As per the police, the accused had appeared thrice for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Examination in the year 1990, 1991 and 1992. Tiwari, 45, is a post-graduate and has also studied law. In July 2013, he was arrested by Ranchi Police and was released on bail after a few weeks.
“On interrogation, it has come to light that Tiwari is father of two sons aged 21 and 19. He has told his family that he is into some private business. His elder son lived in Lalru for some time and came in contact with the complainant Rawat”, said a police official.
The official added, “When Tiwari came to know that Rawat’s brother was in jail, he told Rawat that he has been recently deputed as DIG of IB in Chandigarh and may be able to help him. He called Rawat to Hotel Gaur in Sector 43 on June 4. On Friday, they met again and Tiwar was nabbed with the help of some other agencies”.
The complainant, Sunil Rawat a resident of Sector 27, runs a private business and his brother Sanjay was arrested in a cheating case, who is presently in Ropar Jail. In his statement, Tiwari also told the police that he had also given coaching to UPSC aspirants for a few months.
Interestingly, the police have also recovered some pictures from the accused in which he is posing with the top brass of a police force. The UT police officials said that he was posing as a fake IPS to get discounts at eating joints and hotels. Further investigations in the case are on.