An Indian gang operated a faux police station from a lodge for eight months the place they dressed up as officers and are believed to have extorted cash from tons of of individuals, an official has stated.
Incidents of fraudsters pretending to be police or troopers are frequent in India, the place there may be widespread concern of and respect for these in uniform, however establishing a bogus police station takes the scams up a stage.
The gang in Bihar state arrange store barely 500 metres from the house of the particular native police chief and wore uniforms with rank badges and carried weapons, the – actual – police official DC Srivastava stated on Thursday.
They might then cost cash to native individuals coming into the faux station to file complaints and instances, whereas pocketing money from others by promising to assist them safe social housing or jobs within the police.
In addition they paid individuals from the largely rural space day by day wages of about 500 rupees (about £5) to fake to be different law enforcement officials working on the station.
However the rip-off fell aside when a real police officer noticed two members of the gang carrying weapons made in native workshops as an alternative of service-issue weapons.
At the very least six members of the gang together with two ladies have been arrested however the ringleader remains to be at massive, Srivastava stated. “[An] investigation is beneath method within the case. Extra info will come to gentle.”