Man impersonating judge booked in Thikriwala

Incidents of arrests over fake identity have been reported frequently across the province

Our Correspondent April 30, 2021


A case has been registered against a fraudster who made calls to Sammundari SHO by posing himself as an additional and sessions judge.

A case has been filed by SHO Roy Farooq Ahmed which states, “I received a call from a man who introduced himself as an additional and sessions judge Shujaabad and said that there was a riot at THQ Hospital Sammundari and I should immediately go there and rescue Irfan who is being tortured by a mob.”

However, after that he called repeatedly. When SHO asked the caller about the posting, he again introduced me as Additional Registrar HR High Court Multan.

Upon my confirmation, Ahmed found out that he neither was the Additional Registrar nor the District and Sessions Judge.

Meanwhile, the data of the mobile phone SIM revealed that it is was registered in the name of Muhammad Asif Sarwar, a resident of Sammundri Mohalla Sheikhanwali Basti who often does these things and gives fake news by becoming a fictitious Additional and Sessions Judge.

Police registered a case against the suspect Asif under 29D Telegraph Act 1885, 419(Punishment for cheating by personation) PPC and started raids for his arrest.

Incidents of arrests over fake identity have been reported frequently across the province.

Last month, police have arrested a man suspected to receiving bribe from people seeking employment in the anti-corruption department.

The suspect was allegedly caught collecting money from a citizen for recruiting a sub-inspector in the department.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2021.


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