Chit fund scam accused, Anantha Sundar Rajan, allegedly impersonated himself as the central.
Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has lodged a complaint against a man for allegedly impersonating himself as the central agency's top official, Yogesh Gupta, in the eastern region and threatening common people to implicate them in false cases.
Mr Gupta, an IPS officer, is posted as the special director (Eastern Region) of the ED at its office in CGO Complex in Salt Lake. He is also in charge of all major cases including the chit fund scams. The accused, Anantha Sundar Rajan, stays at apartment no 12C, Birch at Highland Woods in New Town. On Saturday ED assistant director (Eastern Region) Vikash who is also posted at the central agency's office in CGO Complex lodged the complaint with the New Town police station.
He alleged that Mr Sundar Rajan impersonated himself as Mr Gupta by creating fake email ID and threatening to others with conspiracy for cheating by impersonation by forgery and extortion, said deputy commissioner of police (headquarters) Amit Javalgi of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate.
A case was initiated under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C and 66D of the Information Technology Act. It is now being probed by the cyber crime wing, Mr Javalgi added.