Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday arrested a civilian who was performing duties as a police sub-inspector in Doda district of Jammu region, officials said.
Quoting sources, Kashmir News Observer reported that the fake cop has revealed that he was inspired by Bollywood movie ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ in which actor Shahid Kapoor would act as a fake police officer. During interrogation, he has claimed that he wanted to “serve people”.
A senior police officer told KNO that information was received by Doda police about a civilian who was working with the police by pretending to be a police sub-inspector.
“The person was identified as Neeraj Kumar of Arnora area in Doda. He would remain deployed with other policemen at checkpoints in Doda and would wear proper police uniform with SI rank badges on his shoulders,” the officer said.
“The arrested person would also join duties with other security forces personnel on important points,” the official said, adding that “an in-house inquiry has been ordered to find out how the civilian mingled with cops.”
He also said the police verification so far has revealed that the civilian had never attended police recruitment neither was he having any connection with the police. “He was merely pretending as a police SI,” the official said, adding that “a case under FIR no. 164/2020 has been registered in Doda police station and an investigation is going on.” KNO