J&K: Man impersonating as Army Colonel arrested by Samba Police

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Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a man impersonating an Army colonel in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Samba, Benam Tosh said th fake Army colonel has been arrested for attempting to commit rape on a girl in the jurisdiction of Police Station Vijaypur.

The arrested person was identified as Sham Lal, resident of Keso Manhasan, tehsil Ramgarh, Samba, presently living at Shiv Nagar, Vijaypur.

A case under relevant sections has been registered and investigation is taken up, he added.
The SSP as per the complaint, said the arrested accused impersonated as an Army Colonel and brought young siblings (girl studying in 12th class and her brother, a 10th class student) of Udhampur district to Vijaypur by cheating on the false assurance of getting them enrolled in NCC and subsequently getting them recruited in belt force.

He also checked their running stamina along Vijaypur-Ramgarh road and at midnight, attempted to commit rape on the girl who raised hue and cry, approached Police Station and lodged complaint upon which Police registered FIR, immediately swung into action and arrested the accused.

The accused has been arrested by a police team comprising SHO Police Station Vijaypur Sandeep Charak under the supervision of SDPO Vijaypur Rohit Kumar and Additional SP Samba Surinder Choudhary.
“As of now, 153 hardcore criminals have been arrested by Samba police in the past ten months and strong legal action is being taken against the criminals, miscreants and ’gunda’ elements in the district,” the top cop added.

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