The Noida Police on Friday mentioned it has arrested an imposter who known as up a media organisation and recognized himself as the private secretary of the prime minister to be able to get a job for himself. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Rajesh S mentioned the accused had contacted the chief govt officer and editor-in-chief of the media home earlier this month.
Accused Bharat Verma stayed in contact with the official from June 18 to June 22. He first known as up the CEO and EIC of Zee Media Group, saying he’s the private assistant to the private secretary of the prime minister and that the private secretary wish to communicate to him, the DCP mentioned. Then, he spoke to the media home’s official figuring out himself as the private secretary of the prime minister and instructed him that he needs a job seeker to be recruited in Zee Media and could be sending his CV, the officer instructed reporters.
The job seeker was nobody else however Verma himself who additionally fraudulently recognized himself because the PS of the prime minister and the PA of the PS, too, based on the police. DCP Rajesh mentioned the accused remained in contact with the CEO-EIC of the Zee Media group over Whatsapp and telephone calls. He had an image of the prime minister on his Whatsapp profile additionally.
Nonetheless, the Zee official smelled a rat within the case and alerted the native police after which the matter was unearthed and the accused arrested, the officer mentioned. The accused, a local of Haryana, works in a personal agency the place his wage was diminished because of the COVID-19 pandemic and wished to modify to a distinguished media home, based on the police.
He had beforehand labored on the desk in varied media homes. He had properly researched concerning the prime minister’s workplace earlier than fraudulently assuming the identification of PMO officers, Rajesh mentioned. An FIR has been lodged within the case and additional proceedings are underway, police mentioned.