Raipur Khurd man held for posing as PMO official

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The cyber crime cell of the UT police today arrested a 24-year old youth, Raj Kesarwani, for making calls to the Personal Assistant (PA) of the UT Adviser, introducing himself as an official posted in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and asking for personal favours.The accused fell in the police trap due to his ‘boastful’ nature as he used to tell those around that he had good links in the PMO. He had even called other offices of Punjab and Haryana posing as an official from the PMO and asked for personal favours.The police said Surjit Singh, PA to the UT Adviser, reported, on 17 September, 2015, that at about 11 am, he received a call on the official telephone in which the caller posed as an official from the PMO and asked if he could talk to Vijay Kumar Dev, the Adviser to the UT Administrator. Surjit Singh informed the caller that the Adviser was not in the office. After hearing the same, the caller asked for a personal favour. He stated that a government quarter be allotted to a UT police constable, Attar Singh, in Sector 22.He again called afterwards to ensure that the work should be done. Surjit Singh became suspicious and made a complaint to the police.A case under Sections 419, 420 of the IPC and 66-C of the IT Act was registered and during the course of investigation, the cyber crime cell sleuths traced the caller as Raj Kesarwani, a resident of Raipur Khurd. The constable, for whom the favour was sought, is attached with the operations cell of the Chandigarh Police and has been given a clean chit.The police said Kesarwani was married and is residing in a rented accommodation at Raipur Khurd and has been boasting in the locality about his links in the PMO, Delhi.“He has been telling people in the locality that his brother-in-law is attached with the PMO and thus he can get any work done,” said the police.The police also questioned constable Attar Singh for whom the accused was asking favour. The constable, posted with the operations cell stated that he never asked for any kind of favour from the accused. Kesarwani was arrested and on being interrogated disclosed that on the same pretext he had also called many other officials in Chandigarh and Panchkula for personal favours.The police recovered three cellphones from Kesarwani’s possession. The SIM card, through which calls were made to PA Surjit, was obtained on the identity proof of a resident of Madhya Pradesh.The accused was working with a telecom company for the last over one year.Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon, in charge, cyber crime cell of the UT police, said Kesarwani had also called the Chairman of the Haryana Staff Service Selection Commission directing him to secure the post of a peon for his candidate. At that time too, he introduced himself as an official from the PMO. The Chairman got suspicious and had lodged a complaint with the Panchkula police.The cyber crime cell of the UT police today arrested a 24-year old youth, Raj Kesarwani, for making calls to the Personal Assistant (PA) of the UT Adviser, introducing himself as an official posted in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and asking for personal favours.The accused fell in the police trap due to his ‘boastful’ nature as he used to tell those around that he had good links in the PMO. He had even called other offices of Punjab and Haryana posing as an official from the PMO and asked for personal favours.The police said Surjit Singh, PA to the UT Adviser, reported, on 17 September, 2015, that at about 11 am, he received a call on the official telephone in which the caller posed as an official from the PMO and asked if he could talk to Vijay Kumar Dev, the Adviser to the UT Administrator. Surjit Singh informed the caller that the Adviser was not in the office. After hearing the same, the caller asked for a personal favour. He stated that a government quarter be allotted to a UT police constable, Attar Singh, in Sector 22.He again called afterwards to ensure that the work should be done. Surjit Singh became suspicious and made a complaint to the police.A case under Sections 419, 420 of the IPC and 66-C of the IT Act was registered and during the course of investigation, the cyber crime cell sleuths traced the caller as Raj Kesarwani, a resident of Raipur Khurd. The constable, for whom the favour was sought, is attached with the operations cell of the Chandigarh Police and has been given a clean chit.The police said Kesarwani was married and is residing in a rented accommodation at Raipur Khurd and has been boasting in the locality about his links in the PMO, Delhi.“He has been telling people in the locality that his brother-in-law is attached with the PMO and thus he can get any work done,” said the police.The police also questioned constable Attar Singh for whom the accused was asking favour. The constable, posted with the operations cell stated that he never asked for any kind of favour from the accused. Kesarwani was arrested and on being interrogated disclosed that on the same pretext he had also called many other officials in Chandigarh and Panchkula for personal favours.The police recovered three cellphones from Kesarwani’s possession. The SIM card, through which calls were made to PA Surjit, was obtained on the identity proof of a resident of Madhya Pradesh.The accused was working with a telecom company for the last over one year.Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon, in charge, cyber crime cell of the UT police, said Kesarwani had also called the Chairman of the Haryana Staff Service Selection Commission directing him to secure the post of a peon for his candidate. At that time too, he introduced himself as an official from the PMO. The Chairman got suspicious and had lodged a complaint with the Panchkula police.

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