Shimla, Feb 4
In a white collared crime Himachal Pradesh Police today nabbed an accused who was impersonating himself as I.G of Central agencies allegedly collecting money from industrialists in the state. The Director General of state police constitued a Special Investigation Team to further probe the crime and an extortion gang is allegedly busted with arrest of the accused.
A press release issued by the state police quoting DGP Sanjay Kundu said that FIR has lodged on Jan 6, 2022 u/s 170,419,384,386,120-B IPC under police station (CID) Bharari at Shimla against an accused Vinay Aggarwal.
On the basis of input it has been revealed that accused Vinay Aggarwal impersonating him as IG in the Central Government alongwith his associates extorted money to the tune of Rs 1.49 Crores.
FIR also mentioned that accused ( uniformed) projecting him as IG of armed police along with officials of Haryana Police ( accompanying him illegally) used to visit industrial areas of Kala-Amb, Baddi, Nalagarh and other industrial areas in Himachal.
To complete the investigation of this case on priority, a SIT headed by SP cyber crime Rohit Malpani, SP-EOW, Gaurav Singh, SP CID Crime Virender Kalia, Adl SP Cyber crime Narvir Singh Rathore DSP (CID Crime) Mukesh Kumar and five other cops (2 Inspectors, 2 SIs and 1 ASI) has been constituted by the DGP-HP on Feb 2, 2022.
During investigation it is revealed that this case is just thr tip of the iceberg and requires thorough investigation.
The gang led by Accused Vinay Aggarwal has extorted huge sums of money from several industrialists of Himachal Pradesh and other States on the guise of being an IG in the Central Government.
Preliminary investigation revealed that this case is not a normal white-collar crime, but a crime with many linkages and further investigation of this case is in progress.