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Pune: Man poses as cop, cheats doctor of Rs 1.75 lakh

Police said that the accused developed a bond with the doctor by meeting him repeatedly in the guise of a cop. When the complainant believed that his phone was hacked, he approached the accused for help.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: November 26, 2021 5:38:50 am
As per the FIR, the accused allegedly told the complainant that there are politicians, lawyers, and police behind hacking his cell phone.

A MAN claiming  to be a police officer allegedly cheated a doctor from New Sangvi of Rs 1.75 lakh for ‘investigating’ a data leak from his phone. The doctor, Kalpesh Patil, has lodged a first information report (FIR) in this case at the Sangvi police station on Wednesday.

Police have booked the accused, who identified himself as Ganesh Khollam, in this case under Sections 170, 419, 420, 384 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Police said that the accused developed good relations with the doctor and met him repeatedly. The accused claimed to be a senior police inspector with the Crime Branch of Pune Police.

Police said the complainant believed that his mobile phone was hacked. So, he approached Khollam for help sa,ying his data was being leaked. Khollam allegedly took Rs 50,000 from the doctor for “investigating” the matter.

According to the FIR, Khollam allegedly told the complainant that there were politicians, lawyers and police behind the hacking of his cell phone. Khollam allegedly took more money from the complainant for “issuing a warrant” and other purposes.

Police said that Khollam allegedly took Rs 1.75 lakh in total from the complainant from June to October 2021. The accused is yet to be arrested.

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