The Delhi Police has arrested a 35-year-old ‘Indian Army deserter’ and imposter for allegedly cheating
Army personnel travelling in trains. Police said the accused had cheated more than 10 Army personnel in last two years.
The accused has been identified as Hemant Kumar alias Amit Kumar alias Fauji, a resident of village Partapur in district Hapur, Uttar Pradesh (UP). Police said that Kumar had served in Army for around 13 years but due to his bad habits he went underground and he was declared deserter by his Army unit.
According to Pramod Singh Kushwaha, the
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell, Southern Range, input was received from Military Intelligence that one person was involved in current spate of cheating and robberies with army personnel on different railway stations of Delhi and NCR.
“On November 21, a tip-off was received that a suspect, Hemant, would come to Paharganj side of New Delhi Railway Station between 5 to 6 pm. Trap was laid near and the accused was apprehended. On the search of his travelling bag, many documents related to various Army personnel including their Identity cards, health cards, Army driving licenses, ATM cards were recovered from his possession,” said the DCP.
“During interrogation, the accused revealed that he started his criminal activities by making friendship with Army personnel by posing himself as Captain or Major in the Army. After winning their faith he cheated them or stole their belongings including their ‘Identity Cards’. He also used to extort money from them for returning their I Card and belongings,” said the DCP.
“Kumar also disclosed that he was earlier arrested in three such cases registered across national Capital. He also disclosed to have cheated more than 10 Army personnel in Delhi during last two years,” the DCP added.