Man arrested for posing as Bengal CM’s aide

Kolkata: A person was arrested by the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for pretending to be the secretary of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and duping people by taking money from them, an official said on Tuesday.

The accused used to travel on a blue beckon-fitted vehicle and visit the Iscon International headquarters at Nadia district’s Mayapur.

Based on a complaint lodged by one Tarun Gourhari Das, a follower of Iskon, in Nabadwip Police Station, the accused, Tapas Banerjee, was arrested, an official said.

“He used to visit Iskcon, Mayapur, frequently, first on March 15 in 2014 and then on February 12 the next year, introducing himself as secretary of Chief Minister and also claimed that he would be the District Magistrate of Nadia,” the official said.

Believing him, Iskcon offered many facilities to him.

“Few devotees invested money also in his so-called projects and land matters,” the official added.


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