CBI Busts Imposter Racket Promising Governorship, Rajya Sabha

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  • Four held for alledgedly posing as govt officers and defrauding common people luring them of governership and Rajya Sabha posts.
  • One of four absconding after a battle during the arrest.
  • The accused defrauded people for Rs 100 crore.

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday busted a multi-state racket arresting four who allegedly attempted to defraud people out of ₹100 crore by making false promises of governorship and Rajya Sabha seats, according to officials. One of the accused fled during the search operation after assaulting CBI officers.

According to the sources, the CBI has named Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar of Latur, Maharashtra; Ravindra Vithal Naik of Belgaum, Karnataka; and Mahendra Pal Arora, Abhishek Boora, and Mohammed Aijaz Khan of Delhi-NCR in connection with the investigation.

In its FIR, the CBI has named Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar of Maharashtra’s Latur, Ravindra Vithal Naik of Karnataka’s Belgaum, and Delhi-NCR-based Mahendra Pal Arora, Abhishek Boora and Mohammed Aijaz Khan in connection with the case, the officials said. It is alleged that Bandgar was posing as a senior CBI officer and flaunting his “connections” with highly placed officials and had asked Boora, Arora, Khan and Naik to bring any sort of work that he could fix in lieu of payment of huge illegal gratification. The complaint alleged that the accused conspired with “the sole ulterior motive of cheating private persons by falsely assuring them for arrangement of seats in Rajya Sabha, appointment as governor, appointment as chairman in different government-run organisations under central government ministries and departments against huge pecuniary consideration.

The Crime watchdog claims to have received information that the accused would use names of senior bureaucrats and political functionaries to impress clients approaching them for some work either directly or through middleman like Abhishek Boora.

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