Anti-corruption officials and police have arrested a gang of four fake anti-corruption officials during a raid. These fake officials were apprehended from Multan and Bahawalpur following an anonymous tip to the anti-corruption unit.
The alleged criminals impersonated the Director of the Anti-Corruption department in their individual capacities, scamming citizens by forcing them to dish out heavy amounts in bribes.
The gang of fake anti-corruption officials operated in four different areas, where each fake Director (Anti-Corruption), pressurized and blackmailed the local WAPDA officials and other citizens.
The anti-corruption unit used the alleged criminals’ mobile numbers to identify and locate them. The four gang members were arrested from Bhurewala, Pakpatan, Khanewal and Bahawalnagar.
The unit has also arrested an official of the Bait-ul-Maal over embezzlement charges in the zakat funds. The alleged criminal amassed Rs 20 lacs illegally and took bribes to issue fake disabled certificates.
This is not the first instance of a fake government official scamming other public service officials. A fake minister fooled the nearly all government offices, secured official privileges, and even scammed the PM house. It took the police and FIA 6 whole years to identify the criminal. In separate incidents bogus education minister, a police DSP and a chief justice were also arrested.
A fake NAB official was also arrested who made millions by conning the general public. There have been other incidents like this as well where phony judges and NADRA officials were caught at the relevant government departments.
These and several other similar incidents have happened within the past few months. Unfortunately, these con men were able to defraud millions of rupees from innocent citizens before getting caught in the process.
via 24 News HD