Engineering Dropout Pretends To Be Cop For Love Of Police Job, Arrested

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The accused told investigators he had a passion for working in the police force (Representational)


A 29-year-old man, who was a B Tech dropout, donned the role of an assistant commissioner, but the bluff was called off by the Telangana police who apprehended the man, police said Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team Saturday caught M V Ravichandra, who was moving about in Secunderabad by introducing himself as the assistant commissioner of police and deputy superintendent of police in the Intelligence wing, a press release from the police said.

During interrogation, Ravichandra reportedly told investigators he had a passion for working in the police force and had claimed before his friends and neighbours he was selected as a DSP in 2012 and was since working in the Intelligence department, the release said.

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Fake police identity cards, police uniform and other incriminating material were seized from Ravichandra's possession, it said.

Ravichandra was once arrested in 2015 for beating up a person by impersonating as a DSP and was remanded in judicial custody, it said.

Later even after being released, he continued to play the role of a police official till he was arrested Saturday.

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