SRINAGAR, SEPT 02 – A woman has been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district for allegedly duping people on the pretext of a job offer by posing as a police officer, officials said on Saturday.
The complainant, Wasif Hassan, a resident of the Kunzer area of the north Kashmir district, reported to the police on Friday that while he was travelling on a bus, he was approached by a woman who claimed she was a cop, the police said.
The woman identified herself as Ashia, and claimed to be a sub-inspector, they added.
“She assured the complainant that she had the authority to secure a position for him as a constable in J-K Police. Lured by the promise of a job opportunity, Hasan gave her Rs 10,000,” a police spokesperson said.
The accused later re-contacted Hasan and asked him for more money to expedite the delivery of his appointment letter. She promised him that the process would be completed within 2-3 days, the spokesperson said.
Suspecting deception, Hasan reported the matter at the Kunzer police station, following which a case was registered and an investigation was launched, he added.
During the investigation, the police arrested the accused whose real identity was revealed as Bisma Yousuf Sheikh, a resident of Tappie Khag in Budgam district, the police said.
The investigating team recovered a police uniform and Rs 10,000 from her possession that she had fraudulently obtained from Hasan, they added. (
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