Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable Arrested for Impersonating CBI Official and Extortion
A constable from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly impersonating a CBI official and engaging in extortion and forgery. The accused, identified as Sunil Yadav, used a duplicate CBI identity card to pose as a CBI official stationed at the CBI head office in Delhi. He also employed the name of the Naya Mandi Police Station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, to serve a forged CBI notice to businessman Pravin Jain.
Sunil Yadav, a resident of Meerut, had been on deputation to the CBI since July 2022 but was repatriated prematurely to the RPF in March 2023. It is alleged that Yadav demanded money from the businessman in order to provide relief in the CBI case. Additionally, Yadav is accused of threatening the businessman to reach a compromise with another individual regarding a land dispute that was under litigation between them.
Searches were conducted at Yadav’s premises in Delhi and Meerut, leading to the discovery of forged documents, including a fake CBI identity card and a forged Notice under Section 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) purportedly issued by the CBI in a criminal case. Further documents were also recovered during a search at the residential premises of another individual in Meerut. The accused is scheduled to appear before a competent court today.
The arrest of the RPF constable highlights the gravity of the situation and the need for stringent actions against those who abuse their positions of authority. Impersonating a CBI official not only undermines the integrity of the institution but also poses a serious threat to public trust and confidence. The CBI and other law enforcement agencies must ensure that such incidents are thoroughly investigated and perpetrators are brought to justice.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying the authenticity of individuals claiming to be officials from government agencies. It is crucial for individuals and businesses to exercise caution and report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities. The CBI is committed to upholding the rule of law and will continue to take strict action against those who engage in illegal activities under the guise of public service.
As the case progresses, it is expected that more details will emerge regarding the extent of Yadav’s impersonation and the motives behind his actions. The CBI will continue to work diligently to uncover the truth and ensure that justice is served.