New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested a man on Friday who impersonated an IPS officer and duped a woman of Rs 1 lakh on pretext of getting her a good job. Also Read - Domestic Flight Services Between Sikkim And Delhi Start After 1.5 Years | Details Here

The impostor has been sent to judicial custody after he was apprehended on March 15. The accused has been identified as Rajkumar, a resident of Kirari area in Delhi. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise Yet Again | Check Rates in Various Metro Cities

According to reports, this is not his first crime, he was arrested in a similar case back in 2013 when he was caught fraudulently posing as a sub-inspector. Also Read - Delhi: Major Fire Breaks Out at Automobile Service Centre in Uttam Nagar

The 24-year-old woman who filed the complaint alleged that she met the man in a gym a couple of months ago. The man introduced himself as an IPS officer and they became friends.

“Later, he told the woman that he loved her but could not marry her as he had cancer. He said before dying he wanted to see her as a government officer. He took Rs. 1 lakh from the woman,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) SD Mishra.

It was after she stopped getting any response from him, did she learn that she had been duped.

The accused then tried to meet her one day and reached her workplace, where after being snubbed by her, he threatened her of dire consequences. He started stalking her and threatened her of dire consequences if she refused to meet him, police said.

A case was filed on Friday at the Aman Vihar police station, the senior police officer said, adding the accused was arrested on the same day.

With PTI inputs