A 39-year-old man was arrested for impersonating as an IB Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs and duping job seekers.
Richard Tiplang Swer of Wahingdoh has been arrested and will be forwarded to court, SP (City) Vivek Syiem said on Thursday.
One Bolero (ML-05-Z-3007) with siren and VIP blinker, mobile, laptop and incriminating papers have been seized from his house at Wahingdoh, the SP said.
Two cases have been registered against Swer at Mawlai police station and Lumdiengjri police station respectively.
Syiem said the complaint received on May 16 informed that Swer, who was claiming to be an IB Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs offered to provide jobs in the Secretariat, Shillong through MPSC and DSC and told the complainant to collect an amount from all the persons interested according to their qualifications.
The complainant collected an amount of Rs 80 lakh from 38 persons since last one year and paid the amount to him but evaded the complainant when the same was not fulfilled.
Furthermore, another FIR was received at Lumdiengjri PS on May 22, where the same person impersonated himself as an officer of the Police Special Branch and told the complainant that he can provide jobs in the Police Department under the condition that the applicants pays an amount of Rs 1 lakh for Non-Matriculate and Rs 50,000 for Matriculate.
The complainant informed the same to his friends and one of his friends handed over an advance amount of Rs 50,000 to the person through his driver at Motphran, Shillong in the month of March, 2023.
Meanwhile, police said that anyone who has been duped by the impersonator are requested to lodge an FIR at the nearest Police Station.