scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Mumbai: Three arrested for impersonating MLA Geeta Jain and her PA to cheat hotelier

🔴 With the help of Patel, the police arrested his aides Siddesh Sawant, 42, who impersonated Shelar and the woman who impersonated the MLA. Patel is a resident of Gorai and Sawant a resident of Bhayandar. The police did not disclose the woman's identity.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
December 22, 2021 10:28:41 am
mumbai, mumbai news, geeta jain, mla geeta jainMeanwhile, a Special Investigation Team on Thursday recovered the firearms and ammunition of the Special Security Unit (SSU) of the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that had gone missing a day earlier.

The Kashimira police in Mira road on Tuesday arrested two men and a woman for allegedly impersonating MLA Geeta Jain and her personal assistant (PA) over the phone, and attempting to dupe a hotelier by asking him to donate for a social cause.

On December 20, complainant Amir Mukhi, a hotelier by profession, received a phone call purportedly made by MLA Geeta Jain’s PA Aman Shelar.

The fraudster told Mukhi they would be organising a function for marriages of widows, and needed him to donate money to the social cause. To convince Mukhi, a woman came on the phone and asked him to donate to the cause.

Mukhi suspected something amiss and approached the police.

One of the accused, Amitkumar Patel, 54, went to Mukhi to collect the money and was arrested by Kashimira police officials.

With the help of Patel, the police arrested his aides Siddesh Sawant, 42, who impersonated Shelar and the woman who impersonated the MLA. Patel is a villager of Gorai and Sawant a resident of Bhayandar. The police did not disclose the woman’s identity.

Senior inspector Sanjay Hazare of Kashmira police station said, “The accused were produced before a magistrate court and remanded to police custody till December 24.” They have been booked under sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement