SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a man from Gujarat in connection with a fake PMO official case registered in Srinagar.
Official sources told new agency Kashmir Dot Com that a man identified as Piyush Bhai, son of Kanti Bhai, a resident of Ahmedabad Gujarat, state was arrested from his Printing press ‘Akanksha Creation’ at Gujarat for making fake visiting cards of Kiran Bhai Patel, who conned the security establishment in Kashmir allegedly by forged means posing as Additional Director (Strategy & Campaigns) Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi. Piyush was arrested in connection with FIR no 19 of 2023 registered at police station Nishat Srinagar.
Kiran Bhai Patel, a resident of Gujarat was arrested with ten fake visiting cards and two mobile phones by a team of Srinagar police at Hotel Lalit in Srinagar on specific input received by CID wing of J&K Police. Accordingly, an FIR number 19 of 2023 was registered at Police Station Nishat and investigation was taken up.
It was first Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com that broke this story “Srinagar police in a high profile case, have arrested this conman, a resident of ‘Gujarat’ allegedly by forged means posing as Additional Director (Strategy & Campaigns) Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi, at Hotel Lalit in Srinagar on specific input received by CID wing of J&K Police.”
The conman had taken the J&K administration and security structure for a ride by securing Z-plus security cover, a bulletproof Mahindra Scorpio SUV, accommodation at a five-star hotel, and a lot more.
A police team of SP East Srinagar, SDPO Nehru Park, SHO Nishat are leading the investigation of this high profile case.
While the Police investigations are going on, the J&K government on March 29 ordered an inquiry to probe into various aspects related to visits of Kiran Bhai Patel to Kashmir during the past months and security arrangements made during his visit.
As per the government order, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri has been appointed as inquiry officer to inquire into the matter.
“The inquiry officer shall identify the lapses on the part of the officers and officials concerned and submit a detailed report to the government,” reads an order issued by Additional Chief Secretary Home Department, Raj Kumar Goyal. — (KDC)