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Man posing as IAS officer, accomplice arrested in Budgam: Police

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Srinagar: A man posing as an IAS officer was arrested for defrauding local residents in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Thursday.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said that police received a complaint from one Ghulam Hassan about an alleged impersonation scam.

The complainant accused one Ayush Koul, also known as Vicky, of Rajbagh, Srinagar, of posing as an IAS officer and defrauding him of Rs 6.5 lakh under the pretext of securing government employment for his son.

A case (FIR No. 302/2023) was registered under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in police station Budgam, police said.

During investigation, primary suspect, Ayush Koul, was arrested, and subsequently his accomplice, identified as Burhan Bashir of Nundresh Colony, Bemina, was also arrested, police said.

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