A conman from Gujarat arrested in Kashmir a month in the past was handed over to the Gujarat police immediately following the order of a Justice of the Peace in Srinagar. Kiran Bai Patel had posed as a senior official of the Prime Minister’s Workplace for 4 months, and took the administration for a journey, availing for himself Z-Plus safety and official protocol within the Valley.
Gujarat officers had requested the switch of custody, citing that he’s additionally needed in circumstances within the western state. After the order from the Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace, Patel was handed over to a crew of Gujarat Crime Department officers.
The arrest of the conman and the following revelations of how he had taken all the safety system for a journey, have shocked many. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered a probe into how he managed to stay undetected for 4 months.
Since October, Patel had visited a number of locations in Jammu and Kashmir, together with ahead posts alongside the Line of Management. The crew additionally held conferences with officers in numerous districts throughout Kashmir earlier than police had been alerted that Patel was a conman.
Patel, who was posing as an Further Director for technique and campaigns within the Prime Minister’s Workplace, was arrested on March 2. However the police saved the arrest beneath wraps for 2 weeks. The small print emerged solely after a Justice of the Peace despatched him to judicial custody on March 15.
The self-styled “PMO crew” was visiting Kashmir since October final yr.
Sources say an IAS officer who’s a district Justice of the Peace in south Kashmir had initially knowledgeable the safety wing of the police concerning the go to of a “senior PMO officer”.
He was finally given Z-Plus safety by the safety wing, and the native police would additionally accompany the “VIP” wherever he and his crew came over.
Patel shared a number of movies and photos of his “official visits” exhibiting him being accompanied by paramilitary guards, the final of which was on March 2. He and his “PMO” crew have additionally been accused of duping individuals of lakhs of rupees within the Kashmir Valley.