Delhi Police arrested man involved in crime against women

Praveen Samuel

New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested a security guard aged 38, who was involved in harrassing women by making phone calls and attempting to cheat women by offering fake government jobs. He used to pose as an I.P.S officer from Uttar Pradesh. He has been arrested from a village in Gurugram on various charges including stalking and molestation, the Delhi police said on Sunday.
The accused has been identified as Gauri Shankar, a resident of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh and he was arrested from Mullaheri village. He has also been booked for having an intent to outrage the modesty of a woman, the police said.
The police said by explaining the modes operand i of the accused, Shankar, that the accused would introduce himself as an I.P.S officer when he made phone calls to women and lured them with fake government job offers. He would also send the women unacceptable obscene content and messages on Whats App.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South)Mr. Atul Kumar Thakur said on November 25  that a woman from south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur made a complaint to the police that a man had been harassing her for a month by sending obscene messages and porn videos. She also stated that he had been frequently calling her and abusing her.
Mr. Thakur said that when the police officer called on the phone number provided by the woman, the person on the other end introduced himself as an I.P.S officer.
On further investigation the police later found that the man had procured the number on a fake ID or was using somebody else’s number as the real owner was traced to Anand district in Gujarat, the D.C.P said.
The officer said that most of the targets of the accused were from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and they said they were being harassed by the caller.
After the police arrested the accused, Shankar he told the police that he had the mobile phone numbers of several unknown people as he used to sell SIM cards in Kushinagar earlier.
The DCP said that he had to shut down his shop after he had encountered with an accident about four years ago. He then started working in Delhi as a security guard and then started making calls to women, posing as a senior police officer from Uttar Pradesh.
It was also found that Shankar was previously involved in a 2010 case of rioting in Kushinagar.
The accused is married and has two children. The police said that they are trying to contact other women who might have been harassed by Shankar.

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