New Delhi, Oct 28: Police apprehended a man for faking as a Deputy Director in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Wednesday.
The accused, identified as Vinay Kumar Khatu is a resident of Mumbai’s Santacruz East area.
He was arrested after a complaint was filed by an officer of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station on August 8, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said.
The officer, in the complaint, alleged that Khatu has been cheating people on social media by posing as an official of CVC, Singh said.
Police held Khatu from Mumbai following a tip-off and have recovered 106 fake visiting cards, inscribed with the National Emblem including an identity card of the Bar Council.
Khatu is a law graduate and was an advocate at Alibag Court in Maharashtra.
According to the Police, he had earlier appeared in civil Services examination but failed to clear it on many attempts.
“He told his relatives and friends that he had cleared civil services exams and posted as Deputy Director in CVC. He also uploaded a fake information on social media with photos,” DCP said.
Khatu also operates a property business there.