Mumbai: Man held for impersonation, threatening a cop at Powai

Mumbai: A man posing as an officer from the Anti Corruption Wing was arrested by Powai police on May 15, after he flashed his fake identity card to a traffic policeman. The accused, Bhimbahadur Dhansingh (42), had parked his scooter on a footpath near Andheri (E) and created a ruckus when it was being towed. When Dhansingh approached police to report misbehaviour from the traffic policeman, it was revealed that he had a fake identity card.

Police constable Manohar Bhusare, attached to Saki Naka traffic division, was towing the vehicles parked in no-parking zones near Hiranandani area in Powai on May 15. While on duty, he had towed several vehicles, including a Maruti Suzuki Access 125 (MH-03-CZ-5884), which was parked on a footpath. When the vehicle was being towed, Dhansingh intervened and ordered Bhusare to release the vehicle as he was from the police department.

After creating a ruckus for 10 minutes, Bhusare asked Dhansingh to pay the fine and release the vehicle. “Bhusare also said that if he had any complaints, he can approach the Saki Naka traffic division to address the issue. Dhansingh then paid the fine and approached Saki Naka traffic division in the evening. He demanded to register a complaint against Bhusare, who allegedly misbehaved and towed the vehicle of a police official for a small issue,” said police inspector Sankpal.

When the police inspector asked Dhansingh to show the identity card of his association with the police, the accused showed a plastic I-card which read ‘Anti Corruption and Anti Crime Wing of India’, where he was posted as a deputy director. Sankpal found the I-card very suspicious and sent it for checking to his senior officials.

After primary inspection, it was revealed that the I-card was fake and Dhansingh was handed over to Powai police station. Police booked Dhansingh under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for impersonation of a police officer (section 170), assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (section 353) and intentional insult (section 504).

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