He wore khaki,fooled cops to meet friend in lock-up

All the personnel at a South Delhi police station were tricked for two days by a 24-year-old man who posed as a police official.

Written by Prawesh Lama | Published:April 5, 2012 2:08 am

All the personnel at a South Delhi police station were tricked for two days by a 24-year-old man who posed as a police official. It was later found that Jagdeep Singh was trying to gain entry to the lock-up of the police station to meet his associate.

Singh’s friend has been at the Vasant Kunj police station lock-up after he was arrested on charges of snatching. Police said Singh wanted to meet his friend to settle some monetary issues.

Singh was caught when a constable posted near the lock-up raised the alarm.

Police said they recovered a forged Delhi Police identity card,which Singh used to convince personnel of the police station that he,too,was from the force.

Singh,a resident of Nangloi,visited the Vasant Kunj police station for a few hours on two days. Police said he was dressed in khaki.

During questioning,police said,Singh confessed that he was too scared to go inside the lock-up to meet his aide on the first day.

Sources in the police said on March 22,around 1.30 in the afternoon,Singh was loitering near the lock-up looking for another chance to meet his friend,Mannu. It was then that he was spotted by Constable Dheeraj Kumar posted near the lock-up.

“Constable Dheeraj Kumar was on duty near the lock-up. When he saw a new face,he asked Singh for his identity. The man told Dheeraj that he was a police official from the Fourth Battalion of the Delhi Police. He said he was on official duty at the Vasant Kunj police station. On being asked to show his identity card,Singh took one out from his pocket. Dheeraj noticed that the photograph on the identity card had been morphed. A case was registered against Singh,” said a police source.

“We registered a case against him. He does not have any criminal record,but the person he wanted to meet was detained when a group of suspected snatchers were picked up from Vasant Kunj (North),” said an officer.

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