Man posing as ASI held, fake pistol seized

Man posing as ASI held, fake pistol seized

The suspect in the custody of the Patiala police on Thursday.

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 18

The Patiala police today arrested a man for allegedly impersonating as an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI).

The accused has been identified as Ravi Bansal of Sangrur district. He has been booked under Sections 419, 420, 171 of the IPC and Section 25/54/59 of the Arms Act.

Meanwhile, Patiala SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said the accused was looting residents and shopkeepers by allegedly impersonating as ASI. The accused also confessed that he would take premium quality liquor from different vends and used to sell it in the city during festivals, the SSP added.

The police seized a fake pistol, motorcycle and 70 grams of gold from his possession.

Tribune Shorts


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