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Greater Noida: Fake IFS officer flashing UN link for police escort arrested with husband

The woman had asked for a police escort, an act the couple had previously done in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, Meerut, Aligarh, Moradabad and Haryana's Gurgaon, on forged identity, a senior official said.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Greater Noida Updated on: April 05, 2019 13:46 IST
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A woman and her husband were arrested in Greater Noida on Thursday on charges of fraud, police said. She introduced herself as an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer linked to the United Nations (UN).

The woman had asked for a police escort on forged identity, a senior official said. She had previously done this act in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, Meerut, Aligarh, Moradabad and Haryana's Gurgaon.

Couple arrested from Gaur City 2, Greater Noida

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From the Pristine Avenue Society in Gaur City 2, the couple, identified as Zoya Khan (34) and Harsh Pratap Singh (36), were arrested by crime branch team. The area comes under the jurisdiction of Bisrakh police station, Gautam Buddh Nagar police chief Vaibhav Krishna said.

"Two cars with blue beacons atop them, a Mercedes and an XUV, were impounded from them. Both cars had logos of the United Nations. Two laptops, a pair of walkie talkies and a fake pistol were also seized from them," he said.

Fake documents seized:

a) A UN Security Council identity card which showed her designation as Nuclear Policy Officer based at Washington DC,

b) A diplomatic identity card by the UN State Department with "Mission Afghanistan in Washington" written on it.

In as many as six districts, the couple had availed police escort services, said the SSP.

"The woman had created an e-mail id using proxy server in the name of UN Security Council and would then use it to send e-mails to the police chiefs of these districts," Krishna said.

The woman claimed that she is an MA in political science from the Delhi University while her husband said he worked in the SBI as a probationary officer and then quit to prepare for civil services, he said.

Couple booked under Information Technology Act

The caops said that the couple has been booked under the Information Technology Act for forgery and fraud under the Indian Penal Code and a probe is underway to get more details about them.

(With PTI inputs)