Former Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable Sunil Yadav has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for impersonating as a CBI officer and committing extortion and forgery. Yadav, who joined the CBI on deputation, was repatriated to the RPF within a year but continued to masquerade as a CBI official.
According to CBI spokesperson RC Joshi, the agency received complaints about Yadav’s impersonation and extortion activities, prompting them to initiate an enquiry. It was discovered that Yadav had used a duplicate CBI identity card to pose as an officer stationed at the CBI headquarters in Delhi. He even enlisted the help of the Naya Mandi Police Station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, to serve a forged notice to a businessman.
Further investigation revealed that Yadav had demanded money from the businessman under the pretext of resolving a non-existent CBI case. Additionally, he was accused of pressuring the businessman to settle a land dispute with another individual that was already under litigation.
After filing an FIR and conducting surveillance on Yadav, authorities conducted searches at his residences in Delhi and Meerut. During the searches, they recovered forged documents, including a fake CBI identity card and forged notice copies. The CBI is also investigating another individual whose premises were searched in Meerut.
Yadav was produced before the court on Monday to face charges related to impersonation, extortion, and forgery. The arrest serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining the integrity of law enforcement agencies and the severe consequences for individuals who attempt to exploit their positions for personal gain.
The CBI has taken swift action against Yadav, ensuring that justice is served and sending a strong message that such misconduct will not be tolerated. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are determined to uncover any additional fraudulent activities carried out by Yadav during his time posing as a CBI officer.
The arrest of Yadav serves as a testament to the dedication and commitment of the CBI in protecting the public and upholding the law. It also highlights the need for stringent measures to prevent such impersonation and extortion attempts in the future..