Rajasthan: BSP politician extorts money by posing as policeman; arrested

Rajasthan: BSP politician extorts money by posing as policeman; arrested

Police on Tuesday arrested a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member Banwari Lal Bairwa for allegedly been conning people for last few months and extorting Rs 500 per vehicle.

The 29-year-old Banwari, who fought the recent state assembly election, was dressed up in policeman’s uniform and extorting money from sand suppliers in vehicles carrying gravel in front of Sanganer police station at the Rampura crossing.

Devendra Singh Jakhad, SHO, Muhana police station said, “A three-star police uniform was recovered from the accused as well as Rs 3,100 and a motorcycle.”

In the preliminary interrogation, the accused revealed that he extorted Rs. 500 from each sand tractor passing from Rampura crossing everyday at 4 am. He has been extorting money from the last four months, the officer said.

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According to the reports, Banwari would extort approximately Rs 4,000 daily from the vehicle drivers and after months of paying him, few drivers got suspicious and took him to the police station where he told that he had purchased the uniform among other things to pass off as a cop.

A case has been registered against the alleged fraudster under Section 419 for cheating by impersonation, Section 420 for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property as well as Section 384 for extortion.

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