Case filed against man for impersonating PMO Official in Bengaluru

South India

A case has been filed against a man, who posed himself to be the PMO's National Security Council 'youth advisor' during his visit to Bengaluru.


According to the police report, 22-year-old Ankit Dey had visited Bengaluru between 16 to 20 June. For his stay at ITC Gardenia, he posed himself as a youth advisor to National Security Council at PMO. Dey had booked a room here through an online portal .

As per the information given by the hotel staff, the police department had communicated with the PMO. They got clarification that there is no such person designated in the Prime minister's office. 

They have launched a manhunt to nab the imposter and find out why he used a false identity and a complaint has been filed in Cubbon Park police station.

As per the report, at the time of check-in, Dey had produced a fake identity card showing him as an advisor at the PMO. He also presented a business card in the same designation with the central government logo and PMO address.

"The man found to be 22-year-old as per the identity shown in the hotel, left his visiting cards. Dey had cleared all the bills and did not seek any discount at the hotel," said Police.

According to the report from the police officials, a criminal case has been filed against the accuse 'Ankit Dey' under the section IPC 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as a genuine forged document), 417 (cheating).

Police have started its work to find him as per the clues they have got.

“We can’t reveal many details about Dey, even though we have clues. We’ll try nabbing him at the earliest and make it public,” the officer added.


With inputs from ANI

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