Youth held over threats to cop impersonation of ADG Law Order

first_imgKolkata: A youth was arrested by Bidhannagar North Police Station over alleged impersonation of Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Law and Order Anuj Sharma on Saturday night. Sources informed that the youth, identified as Reyazuddin Ahmed, had threatened the Traffic Inspector (TI) Bidhannagar Biplab Mondal with dire consequences, for prosecuting him under the Motor Vehicles Act (MV Act) near Salt Lake City Centre.According to police sources, Ahmed was driving his car with a friend on Saturday night. At the same time, a special ‘naka checking’ was going on to prosecute drunken drivers. When Ahmed was passing through the area, Mondal noticed that he was talking on his mobile phone while driving. He immediately directed Ahmed to stop his vehicle. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAhmed stopped his vehicle and approached Mondal. On asking, the TI told Ahemed that he will be prosecuted under the MV Act for talking over mobile phone while driving. Ahmed denied the charge and refused to submit his driving licence. However, when Mondal told him that his vehicle will be handed over to the local police station unless he provides his driving licence, Ahmed complied. Soon after, he called someone and told Mondal that ADG Law and Order will talk with him. When Mondal took his phone, a person from the other end told him to release the vehicle without any prosecution. He identified himself as ADG Law and Order Anuj Sharma. After hanging up, Mondal sensed some foulplay. He immediately started verifying the phone number. Seeing this, Ahmed started threatening the TI. He called up the number again and handed his mobile phone to Mondal. The person on the other end also threatened him of dire consequences. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn the meantime, the TI was informed by Bidhannagar Police that the number does not belong to Sharma. Immediately, Ahmed was handed over to Bidhannagar North Police Station. Later, Mondal lodged a complaint on the basis of which a specific case against Ahmed was filed on charges of impersonating a public servant, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant and criminal intimidation. He was arrested later on Saturday night. Sources informed that though no other person has been arrested in this case, police have come to know that the person who was talking over the phone is the son of a police inspector of West Bengal Police.last_img

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