Mumbai businessman arrested for using fake DCP nameplate on private car

Mumbai businessman arrested for using fake DCP nameplate on private car
The private vehicle with the fake DCP nameplate (Picture Courtesy: Binu Varghese)

A Mumbai-based businessman has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

According to officials, the accused, identified as Zubair Narendra Kawadi, was caught using the DCP nameplate on his private Toyota Innova in Andheri on Saturday evening.

His car was stopped by officials around 5 pm when it was passing by Idgah ground on JP road in Andheri’s DN Nagar. It was being driven by his driver Prakash Kumar, with Zubair seated at the backseat.

Cops, susecting something amiss, took the driver and Zubair to the police station for questioning. Initially, the businessman refused to budge and maintained that he was a DCP.

Later, officials recovered two ID cards from him. The first identified Zubair as a DCP with ACB of National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi, while the second identified his father as the DCP.

After a few hours of questioning, Zubair finally cracked and admitted that the ID cards were fake. He also told cops that he owns an office in Laxmi Industrial Estate and runs a non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the name ‘ACB’.

The accused, including his father, were booked by DN Nagar police under sections 170 (personating a public servant) and 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent) of the Indian Penal Code.

Zubair was subsequently placed under arrested and later remanded to police custody till April 26 by a local court.

Cops are now tracing his father and trying to ascertain if the accused cheated, intimidated or extorted money from anyone under the guise of a police officer. He had been using the nameplate for the last two years.

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