Cases of impersonation are on the rise in India and in a similar recent incident, a 25-year-old man was arrested from southeast Delhi’s Badarpur area for allegedly posing as an officer of the Border Security Force (BSF). Also Read - Tehsildar to File Complaint Against MP Man Who Married Two Women, Says 'Polygamy a Criminal Offence'

The accused has been identified as Gaurav Mishra, a resident of Faridabad, who would often make rounds in his and his girlfriend’s colony to impress people in the locality. Also Read - Horrific! Ex-Boyfriend Stabs Woman 10 Times In Gujarat Market, Then Sits Next to Her Corpse

On Friday, he reached the Badarpur area of Delhi to take an account of the arrangements done by the police force to curb the spread of coronavirus. Also Read - BSF Shoots Down Arms-Laden Pakistani Drone in Jammu And Kashmir's Kathua, Weapons Recovered

However, police smelled suspicion and interrogated him, following which he introduced himself as Assistant Commandant of BSF and said that he was sent on special duty from the President House.

“On suspicion, he was brought to the Badarpur police station. The accused could not produce his identity card. He could not even tell the name of his unit,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena said.

Later, during the interrogation, he revealed that he worked in a call centre. He also said that he wanted to become a Border Security Force (BSF) officer, but could not clear the entrance exam and had lied to his parents and girlfriend that he had cracked the exam.

Attempting to hide his lies, he had bought a uniform from Tigri Camp Khanpur and started posing a BSF official.