Inspired by Bollywood movie, man impersonates as cop in J&K’s Doda, held

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a man who was impersonating as a police sub-inspector in Doda district of Jammu region, officials said today.

Sources in the police said that the man was inspired by Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Phataposter Nikla Hero’ in which the actor would act as a fake police officer. During interrogation, the man identified as Neeraj Kumar of Arnora, Doda said that he wanted to serve the people.

A senior police officer in Doda said information was received by Doda police about a civilian who was working with the police by pretending to be a police sub-inspector. “The person was identified as Neeraj Kumar, of Arnora, Doda. He would remain deployed with the other policemen at Naka points in Doda and would wear proper police uniform with SI rank badges on his shoulders,” the officer said.

“The arrested person would also join duties with other security forces personnel on important points,” the official said, adding that “an in-house inquiry has been ordered to find out how the civilian mingled with cops.”

He said the police verification has revealed that the civilian had never attended police recruitment, neither was he having any connection with the police. “He was merely pretending as the police SI,” the official said, adding that “a case in FIR 164/2020 have been registered in Doda police station and investigation is going on.”

-ARK