Fake IPS officer arrested from Odisha capital

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29:

Twin City Commissionerate police today arrested a youth from Odisha capital for posing as an IPS officer.


According to police sources, a youth identified as Priya Ranjan Baral, a native of Berhampur was nabbed by the patrolling team of the Khandagiri police station in the afternoon while he was suspiciously moving with four others in an SUV with a red beacon.

Blowing of siren by the vehicle used by Baral added to the suspicion of the patrolling team-leading to his arrest.

Baral identifying himself as SP (Central Intelligence) had promised the four youths from Bargarh to provide them with jobs.


Police have seized an air gun, a Tata Sumo vehicle, red beacon, fake vehicle registration number plate, VHF sets and Walkie Talkie sets from Baral’s possession.

According to sources, Baral owns a flat in Dibyajyoti Apartments in Vivekananda Marg in the capital city.

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