New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Police have arrested a 31-year- old man for allegedly posing as an IPS officer in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka today. Also Read - Delhi: 5 injured in Fire at JJ Camp Locality, Rescue Operations Underway

The accused, Vimal Bhatt, claimed to be a 2010-batch IPS officer. He visited Dwarka (South) police station this morning in a Scorpio car bearing a UP registration number, police said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today

He was carrying a wireless set and a fake ID card of an assistant commissioner of police issued by home ministry. Also Read - COVID Patients With no Facility at Home Should Visit Govt Centre, Says Delhi LG; Revokes Earlier Order

Police have also seized the Scorpio car with a police sticker on both front and rear windows and fitted with siren, two PAN cards with different names and different dates of birth have been recovered from his possession.

According to police, the accused is a resident of Jammu and staying in Naraina. He came inside the police station and met with an inspector Mukesh Kumar posing as an IPS officer and informed him that he is currently posted in CGO complex.

Bhatt claimed he was investigating a money laundering case after receiving complaint of one Pankaj Jain, a resident of Janakpuri, police said.

He claimed that the accused in the case is one Santosh Kumar, who is a resident of Dwarka.

But investigation revealed that the accused forced inspector Mukesh to call Santosh Kumar for questioning.

But the inspector smelt something fishy and started questioning him. After questioning, it was found that he is also engaged in preparing fake marksheets, they added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.