Baramulla: Police in Baramulla have arrested a woman who was impersonating a police officer (Sub-Inspector) and recovered a police uniform and cash of Rs 10,000 from her possession.
Police in a statement issued here said, “On 01/09/2023, Police Station Kunzer received a complaint from one person namely Wasif Hassan of Kunzer stating therein that during a bus journey where he was approached by a woman who identified herself as Ashia, claiming to be a Sub-Inspector currently stationed at Police Station Kunzar. She assured the complainant Mr. Hasan that she had the authority to secure a position for him as a Constable in J&K Police. Lured by the promise of a job opportunity, Mr. Hasan gave Rs 10,000 rupees to the impersonating police officer.”
The impersonating officer (Ashia) further recontacted Mr. Hasan on 01/09/23, soliciting an additional amount to expedite the delivery of his appointment order. She promised that this process would be completed within 2 to 3 days. Suspecting deception, Mr. Hasan promptly reported the matter to Police Station Kunzer. Accordingly, a case was registered in the police station and an investigation was set into motion, the statement said.
During the course of the investigation, police successfully apprehended the accused person known as Ashia (Fake name), whose real identity has been revealed as Bisma Yousuf Sheikh, daughter of Mohd Yousuf Sheikh, resident of Tappie Khag. In addition to her apprehension, the investigating team also recovered a police uniform and Rs 10,000 rupees from her possession that had been fraudulently obtained from Mr. Hasan.