Police in Peshawar have arrested an imposter on Wednesday who was trying to lease 10 canal of land in Kaghan while posing as a colonel of the Inter-Services Intelligence.
Addressing a press briefing at East Cantt police station SP Cantt Shabeeh Hussain said that they had arrested a man, alias Amir Murad, a resident of Rawalpindi. He was trying to get a 10 canal commercial government plot on lease for 99 years.
“We arrested this fake colonel of ISI who was trying to lease land from the office of the secretary environment. Officials in the government department developed suspicion about him and informed us so we immediately arrested him,” said SP HUssain, adding that the man has also managed to secure posts in renowned organisations using fake MBA and Phd degrees. He described him as a ‘skilled imposter.’
“He worked in Citi Bank as regional head, visiting professor in the Muhammad Ali Johar University, executive vice president of PTCL, manager human resources in OGDCL and as a consultant in Fuji Ferterizers Ltd,” he informed media, adding that an FIR has been registered against him for murder, fraud and kidnapping for ransom.
According to an initial investigation report, a task force has been formed under the supervision of an SSP to track down people who were involved in kidnappings, blackmailing, extortion and murders under the garb of secret agencies.
“The aim of the task force is to curb the menace and arrest such people,” the report said. It further added that several other such arrests have been made in the recent past as well, apprehending culprits busy in looting and blackmailing the people.