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Friday, February 23, 2024

Islamabad Police arrests fake Pak Army captain scamming people

The incident has triggered questions on the prevalence of fraudulent activities. The police have urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.

The Islamabad Capital Police Territory Police has arrested a man posing as a fake captain in Pakistan Army. The suspect is found to be involved in the creation and sale of fake files and army cards.

The suspect was caught by the team led by ASI Nadir of the Shalimar Police Station. The accused used to cheat the public by selling them fake files in the name of the army. Police have registered a case against him and have started an investigation. Several fake items were also found in his possession.

The incident has triggered questions on the prevalence of fraudulent activities. The police have urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.

In another incident, Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Mardan caught a suspect dressed as a fake major of the Pakistan army smuggling 60kg of weed. The suspect was driving a car with a green number plate vehicle with tinted glasses. He had the excise police station’s mobile vehicle while attempting to escape.

After a long chase, the police eventually caught up with the culprit near the gate of PAF Academy Risalpur.

This is not the first time police have arrested people for impersonating army officers and being involved in forgery and fraudulent activities.

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Back in 2018, Police officers in two different attempts arrested three charlatans who used to loot the simpletons by masking themselves as army officers, in Multan and Khushab.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), had busted this gang which was involved in meddling millions of rupees through character impersonation of military officers. They would often lure people with hefty lotteries over calls, as well, in Punjab.

Surprisingly, these swindlers possessed the capability of fake thumbprints by stealing the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).