Ghaziabad: Man poses as tax inspector, held | Ghaziabad News – Times of India


GHAZIABAD: A 28-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly posing as an income tax inspector and seeking benefits at hotels and restaurants.
The accused has been identified as Mohammad Rafique, a resident of Jharkhand. He is a BTech engineer. Police said he did not get a job for some time and recently, he started introducing himself as an income tax officer. Police have recovered a forged joining letter and an identity card, along with some other documents, from the man.
Krishan Gopal Sharma, SHO, Sihani Gate, said the youth has been staying at a hotel in the city for almost three months but he allegedly did not pay any charges. “We came to know that he had checked in on April 27. But whenever the hotel staff asked him for money, he would start threatening them,” Sharma said.
“During questioning, the accused told the police that he got a B-Tech degree from a private college about four years ago. When he did not get a job in his field, he started looking for a government job. But one year ago, when his parents asked him what he was doing, he told them he had got a government job and he had become an income tax inspector. From that time, he started introducing himself as an income tax officer,” he added.
Police said Rafique is in a relationship with a woman and he has told her he is a government employee and they will get married soon. He has been booked under sections 420 (punishment for cheating), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 470 (forgery) of IPC.

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