Man arrested for posing as Mamata Banerjees secy

first_imgKolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested a person for allegedly posing as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s secretary and also a civil service officer. The accused used to ride a car with blue beacon attached to it.It is alleged that the person, identified as Tapas Banerjee, used to visit the ISKCON temple at Mayapur in Nadia since 2014. He first visited there on March 15, 2014, and introduced himself as the Secretary to the Chief Minister (CM). Later, he again visited ISKCON temple on February 15. This time, Tapas added that he is a civil service officer and will be posted as District Magistrate (DM) of Nadia soon. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn seeing his dress, style of talking and using a car fitted with a blue beacon, the ISKCON authority was convinced. Later, during his visits, he informed the people at ISKCON that he has a good relation with the CM. Thus, he has his influence everywhere. By providing this information, Tapas allegedly took several advantages during his visits to Mayapur. But the ISKCON authority’s suspicion grew after Tapas asked several followers to invest money in his projects. Several followers and devotees invested money in Tapas’s so-called projects. Primarily, ISCKON overlooked the matter but later came to know that he is trying to force several people to invest. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, the ISKCON authority found out that Tapas’s visits, nowadays, are only related to finding investors for some projects of his. Thus, the temple authority verbally informed police about the matter. On hearing about such influential person, police tried to locate him but found there is no such secretary or any civil service officer. The whole incident was conveyed to the CID as well. Later on Monday, one Tarun Gourhari Das from ISKCON lodged a complaint at Nabadwip police station and the accused was arrested on charges of cheating.last_img