Police are looking for man who masqueraded as bogus government official to deceive people


  • | Monday | September 27, 2021

Based on the FIR filed under several sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) for cheating, criminal breach of trust, official identity theft and criminal intimidation, a joint police team from Nagaon and Guwahati raided Neog’s home in Guwahati on Saturday.


In his early 30s, Mridupaban Neog has reportedly been active for some time, but Nagaon District Police learned of his activities last week after a car dealership filed an FIR alleging he had cheated on him by 31 lakhs. .

“Our investigation against this person is on track and you will soon obtain positive results,” Assam Police Director General Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta told reporters on Sunday.

Based on the FIR filed under several sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) for cheating, criminal breach of trust, official identity theft and criminal intimidation, a joint police team from Nagaon and Guwahati has raided Neog’s home in Guwahati on Saturday. Although they recovered many incriminating documents and materials, the con artist managed to give the police team a card.

In addition to two luxury vehicles, police found a .32 pistol, 20 live bullets, numerous notepads with the name of the accused with Indian government insignia, several identity cards with different designations, many bottles expensive alcohol, gold jewelry worth several lakhs, logo of a newspaper company, etc.

“This man is like the Hindi movie character Mr. Natwarlal, an impostor with different identities. He finds rich and gullible people and makes them part with large sums of money using different means, ”said Anand Kumar Mishra, Nagaon Police Superintendent.

“Once people start asking him to return their money, he threatens them by showing his so-called relationship with the best shots. In the present case, he took 31 lakhs from the complainant saying that he was a senior official in the Ministry of the Interior and that he had to sell his Fortuner SUV because he was in urgent need of money, ”he said. -he adds.

When Neog did not deliver the vehicle after two months, the complainant turned to the police. A bit of a police search revealed that Neog had duped several others.

“He posed with celebrities, bureaucrats, politicians and ministers and posted these photos on social media, affirming his closeness to these people. Many people believed his claims and became victims, ”Mishra said.

“Sometimes he said he was a central government official, other times he said he was an Assam official. He would also claim to be a senior journalist, if necessary, ”he added.

Neog is said to have studied up to grade 10. A Twitter account with his name shows him shaking hands with Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi. HT was unable to verify the authenticity of the account or photo. Police have arrested a private security guard employed by Neog and are questioning him.

“Many people in the corridors of power in Assam seemed to know about Neog’s activities. But it is only now that some of those he has deceived have started to come forward, ”Mishra said.

On Saturday, the Panbazar women-only police station in Guwahati filed another complaint against Neog following a complaint by a woman for receiving threatening calls from a phone number apparently belonging to Neog.



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