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Two sent to judicial custody for impersonating PM, Lalu

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 19:22

New Delhi: Two persons, accused of making hoax calls and demanding favours and money by impersonating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RJD leader Lalu Prasad, have been remanded in 14 days` judicial custody by a Delhi court.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma sent Kishan Kumar (35) and Vikas Datt (33) to judicial custody till October 10, after they were produced before him on expiry of their police remand.

Kishan and his alleged aide Vikas were employees of Super Cassettes Industries. Kishan`s another aide Amit Kumar is still absconding.

In an FIR registered last week, the firm`s director Ved Prakash Chanana said he had been flooded with hoax calls for the last few months.

Chanana, a resident of Greater Kailash-II, alleged that others he impersonated include BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and former Union Minister Raghupati Sevugan.

Crime Branch of Delhi Police informed the court that Kishan and his aides were making hoax calls from three different numbers to officials of the firm to demand money to the tune of Rs 20 lakh and other favours.

The accused have booked under section 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 387 (extortion), 511 (attempt to commit an offence), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of IPC.

PTI

First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 19:22

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