Fake IFS officer flaunted red-beacon automobiles, five-star conferences to dupe firm of 36 crore


New Delhi, September 3

The Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police has arrested a person who impersonated as an IFS officer flaunting red-beacon automobiles and held conferences at five-star accommodations to create an impression that he performed an necessary position in policy-making within the Government of India.

The accused, Piyush Bandopadhyay, was arrested from Noida after he had duped an organization of Rs 36 crore by luring them right into a pretend deal.

A consultant of SRM Mahadeo Smart Bio Toilet Pvt. Ltd. filed a criticism with the Economic Offences Wing towards a girl named Shweta Sorout and her husband Piyush Bandopadhyay.

Sorout launched herself because the India head of Intellectual Innovation Think Tank (IITT) firm dealing in promoting patent know-how to authorities and non-government companies all the world over. She claimed her firm was within the enterprise of serving to get authorities/non-government contracts.

Sorout claimed her husband Piyush Bandopadhyay was an IFS officer posted within the PMO. She organized a gathering of the representatives of SRM Mahadeo Smart Bio Toilet Pvt. Ltd. along with her husband at Delhi’s Ashok Hotel.

In the primary assembly, Bandopadhyay launched himself as an IFS officer working within the authorities and even produced pretend visiting playing cards purportedly carrying his pretend designation and insignia.

He advised the representatives that each one initiatives associated to Make-in-India, Smart City and photo voltaic power have been sorted by him. He claimed he might get any proposal of the corporate handed by the federal government.

In order to persuade the corporate about his real credentials, he additionally produced solid paperwork purportedly issued by the federal government.

On the idea of the false representations by Bandopadhyay and his spouse, SRM Mahadeo Smart Bio Toilet Pvt. Ltd. satisfied the Directors of Mitsumi Distributors based mostly in Dubai to buy patent know-how from IITT.

As per their dialogue, an preliminary quantity of roughly Rs 23 crore was transferred by Mitsumi Distributors by SRM Mahadeo Smart Bio Toilet Pvt. Ltd. to the account of Intellectual Innovation Think Tank (IITT).

Later, a couple of different transactions occurred between the conman couple’s firm and Directors of Mitsumi Distributors. In this manner, the whole quantity transferred to Intellectual Innovation Think Tank was to the tune of Rs 36 crore.

On the idea of the criticism, a case beneath part 419/420/406/409/120-B IPC regarding dishonest and forgery have been registered in police station Economic Offences Wing and an investigation taken up.

In order to determine his credentials as an IFS officer, Bandopadhyay used to have enterprise conferences in five-star accommodations. He would arrive for the conferences in a red-beacon fitted automotive.

In order to create an impression about his standing as a senior authorities functionary, he would drop names of senior officers earlier than the shoppers throughout enterprise conversations.

He used to spotlight current initiatives of the federal government as if he had performed an necessary position in coverage making.

“Piyush Bandopadhyay has been changing his rented residences quite often. Even before his landlords, he introduced himself as an IFS officer. It is reliably learnt that two more complaints have been filed against him regarding impersonation. On the basis of credible inputs, Bandopadhyay was arrested by the EOW team from his rented accommodation in Noida. The beacon-fitted car used by him for meeting his clients has also been recovered from a hideout. The police have also seized papers of property from the accused procured through the cheated amount,” mentioned OP Mishra,Joint CP EOW. IANS



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