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Beware of 'robbers' in khaki

Vijay Singh in Mumbai | March 15, 2005

Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Meera Borwankar, who had been keeping a low profile since taking charge mid last year, on Monday warned that strict action would be taken against imposters extorting money using the department's name.

"We are working hard to detect the cases, and if somebody is found extorting money using our name, we will take tough action," said Meera, the first ever woman to head Mumbai's crack crime branch unit.

The crime branch recently arrested Jagdish Tukaram Patil, Pranay Mhatre and Prakash Salvi, all government employees, who, posing as crime branch officers, cheated various businessmen in south Mumbai.

Since the accused were with the Central Bureau of Investigation and income tax department, they knew how to carry themselves and coerce businessmen into paying them.

They tricked at least 20 businessmen in two months and extorted around Rs 25 lakh.

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Sub: cheating public -

They were people who worked earlier in I.T and other departments. How about people presently working in I.T department, Police and crime branches when they ...

Posted by ML Pathrose

Sub: Present need of the country

Our country required strict IPS Officers like Ms Meera Borwankar at present. This is the time officers like her to come forward to save our ...

Posted by Ramdas C.S.

Sub: Legal Imposters

This has reference to the imposters posing as govt officials and juicing out the poor people in the name of law. But another story also ...

Posted by SR.Rajkumar

Sub: Bewares of ''robbers in khaki''

Otherwise also "khakies are robbers"


Sub: Mumbai supercop warn imposers

Wishing all success in her caeer. Itis hoped she will set example for others.

Posted by S. Nizam Uddin Ashraf


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