TEZPUR, Aug 7: A fake traffic police officer was nabbed when he was levying fine on violators along with real on-duty personnel here.
Identified as Pankaj Hazarika (28) from Dhemaji, the fake cop was caught red handed by Mahabhairab Police on Saturday night while he was allegedly checking two-wheelers and vehicle documents.
As reported by the Mahabhairab police, there are several cases of fraud registered against him in Majuli, Jorhat and other police stations across the state.
Police also recovered forged photographs of the fraudster with different leading persons including a former President of India as well. The arrested fake policeman is currently being interrogated by Tezpur police.
“During the investigation, we came to know that he has applied the same trick in other places such as Rangia and Nagaon to collect money. He studied till lower levels and always dreamt of becoming a police officer. So, he started posing as a cop wearing the uniform,” the officer said. (With PTI inputs)