Misuse of late Policeman’s ID to carryout traffic fine scam in Bengaluru

The three arrested are natives of Bengal

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Three individuals from Bengal were arrested for impersonating a deceased head constable of the Bengaluru City Police and collecting traffic violation fines from the public. The accused used the identity card of the deceased to collect the fine.

The police identified the accused as Ismail Ali, Ranjan Kumar Purbey and Subir, all college dropouts. The police said that the accused allegedly used the head constable’s ID, which they reportedly downloaded on the Internet, and approached the public on WhatsApp to pay traffic violation fine amounts. A preliminary probe revealed the accused tracked the traffic violation case on a traffic fines application, searched the owner’s details on a website, contacted the people and asked them to pay the traffic fines online, sending the identity card as proof, the police said.

Based on a complaint filed by the daughter of the head constable whose ID was misused, the cybercrime police tracked down the accused in their hometown and arrested them.

Editorial Perspective

This is called robbing the dead. It is horrific that the crimes have gone to such a level. The Police department should take measures to prevent the people from being cheated.