Berhampur, November 28 (LocalWire): After a lull of over four months, fake cops are back on the prowl in the Silk City and their latest victim was a 50-year-old 50-year old man near Venkateswar temple under Bada Bazar police station limits here.
At least two unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants, impersonating as policemen, stopped the victim H Appalla Raju and took away his gold ornaments weighing around 40 grams on Thursday.
The police suspect the members of the inter-state Irani gang behind the crime.
According to the sources, the victim was stopped by two persons who identified themselves as policemen by showing their ID cards.
The duo asked him not to wear gold ornaments, as the police checking was ahead due to chain snatching and asked him to warp the ornaments in a handkerchief.
The duo was snatched the gold ornaments, a chain, and three rings, while Raju was wrapping them in his handkerchief, and fled away from the spot.
Raju then informed the police, which rushed to the spot for investigation.
Since the miscreants talk in Odia mix Hindi language, the police suspect that the duo might be from other he state.
“We have started checking all the two-wheelers in the border area and have intensified patrolling,” Bada Bazar police station inspector-in-charge Prasant Bhupati said.
The police had last month arrested one of the nine members of the Irani gang who was involved in a series of looting cases by impersonating as CBI officers and police persons.
The arrested gangster Sikandar Ali (38) is a resident of Karnataka’s Bidar district and he was involved in the looting along with other members of the gang for over one year.
Police said the gang was involved in at least seven looting cases in the city from March 2018 to September 2019.