Carjacker acting as IPS officer held by Faridabad Police

Manipur native used to steal luxury cars from Delhi along with his accomplice and drive them to his native state, says police

Carjacker acting as IPS officer held by Faridabad Police

Photo for representational purpose only.

Sanjay Yadav

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, September 10

The Faridabad Police have nabbed two carjackers who used fake IPS identity to smuggle cars to Manipur. A weapon and some forged documents have also been recovered from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Abang Mehtab, who posed as ACP of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), and his friend Kabir Khan. Both residents of Manipur, said the police.

The duo used to steal luxury cars from Delhi and its adjoining areas and sell them in Manipur.

Police took the duo on eight-day remand after producing them in a city court on  Thursday.

According to the police, a crime unit team led by Inspector Vimal Kumar arrested the duo from Delhi-Faridabad border.

Mehtab would pose as the ACP, NIA,  and use fake ID to get the benefits like toll exemption and facilitating his stay in hotels, etc., said the police.

He had five fake Aadhar cards on different names and addresses, they said, adding that Mehtab was also carrying an illegal weapon belonging to his friend and had even uploaded a photo with an AK 47 gun (on social media) to influence people.

Mehtab told police that he and his friend would fly to Delhi, steal luxury cars and drive them to Manipur.

To avoid any checking he used fake ID proof of the ACP and always carried a gun, the police said.

An FIR has been registered against the duo under relevant sections of the IPC at Sarai Khwaja police station.

“We are trying to crack the network of these carjackers. We have taken them on eight-day police remand for questioning and hope many others will be unmasked,” said Anil Yadav, ACP, Crime, Faridabad.

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