Chandigarh, June 29
Fraudsters impersonating officials posted at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) have been trying to dupe government officials by asking for favours.
Manoj Kumar Meena, a 2012-batch IPS officer, posted as SP in Chandigarh recently received one such call from an imposter, who sought transfer of a police constable. The Special Crime Branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Delhi yesterday registered a case in this regard and initiated an investigation.
Meena is currently posted as SP (Crime, Intelligence and Headquarters), and holds the additional charge of SP (Vigilance). He received a call from a man, claiming to be Rohit Yadav, Joint Secretary, PMO, asking for a cop’s transfer.
Sources said the officer got suspicious and didn’t react to the call. After verifying the information, the matter was reported to the PMO, following which Anil Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director, PMO, New Delhi, gave a complaint to the CBI.
In his complaint, Sharma stated: “It has come to the notice of this office that Manoj Kumar Meena, posted in Chandigarh, has been approached by Rohit Yadav, Joint Secretary, PMO, soliciting transfer of a police constable. Prima facie it appears to be a case of impersonation of PMO official since no such call has been made by such official and the number is also not of the officer. Accordingly, the CBI is requested to lodge a complaint for initiating investigation in the matter, as per law.”
The CBI registered a case under Sections 170 (personating a public servant), 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) and 511 (punishment for offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code at Delhi.
Posed as Joint Secretary in PMO
- 2012-batch IPS officer Manoj Kumar Meena, posted as SP in Chandigarh, gets call from a man impersonating Rohit Yadav, Joint Secretary, PMO, asking for a cop’s transfer
- Matter was reported to the PMO, following which Anil Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director, PMO, New Delhi, files a complaint with the CBI, which registers an FIR
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