Yavatmal: A bogus official of the United
Nations Organization (UNO) hailing from Pune was arrested here
from the government circuit house, police said.
Dinesh Arne (33), a resident of Kondva locality of Pune
was held on Sunday on a complaint lodged by Principal of local
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Social Works College Avinash Shirke,
after registering a criminal offence under section 420 of IPC,
The accused claimed to be a Classification Officer of the
United Nations Organization, Geneva and also claimed to have
passed the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) besides holding
two Post Graduate degrees and a doctorate.
Arne was in the city since January 26 and he conducted
two lecture sessions, one at Phule College and the other at
the Govt Medical College on January 27 and 28 respectively.
"We have searched google to trace the antecedents of the
so called UN officer but in vain," a police officer said
adding Dinesh is a cheat and is indulging in the crime since
We are going to Pune to find out his whereabouts and
other involvement and links, he said.
Shirke had invited Dinesh to Yavatmal for conducting a
lecture series for his students other colleges but doubted the
UN official and his references, following which he accordingly
verified it on Google and Facebook, to find out that he was a
The Principal was introduced to Dinesh by one Sanjeevani
Gohar attached to the Govt Sasoon Medical College of Pune,
where Shirke completed his education.