On Tuesday Assam Police arrested a fraudster, who masqueraded as a crime branch official and extorted money from a number of suspects and accused.
According to an official release by the CID superintendent of police, a case was registered on Monday against the man, who hails from Uttar Pradesh but resides in Guwahati.
“He has been impersonating as a crime branch inspector and extorting money from suspects/accused in various CID cases,” it said. The fraudster used to extort money saying he would help the suspects or accused walk free by influencing senior officers of the CID.
“He has been produced before the court and taken into judicial custody for further interrogation. Searches have been conducted at his residence,” the release added.