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Kashmiri arrested for posing as WHO director

Kashmiri arrested for posing as WHO director

Mangaluru: The city police arrested a Kashmiri man and his driver for posing as director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Mangaluru.

The man, who hails from Gandrabal district of Jammu and Kashmir and identified as Shoukath Ahmad lone, claimed himself to be Basith Shah, director of WHO. His driver has been identified as Baljindar from Punjab.

“On 17th August, we received information that two suspects were in the city. Based on the information, we issued a circular and two persons were arrested. During interrogation, it was revealed that they were not representatives of WHO,” Mangaluru city Police Commissioner PS Harsha said while addressing media on Saturday.

They are interstate criminals and involved in many criminal cases, he added.

Further investigation is underway.

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