Mangalore, Jun 11: Locals at Bajpe caught a person who was trying to mislead people by posing as an official of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), he was handed over to the Bajpe police. Muhammed Shariff, a resident of Vamanjoor is the wedged culprit.
Sources said that a couple of days back, a team of four approached Ansar from Bajpe, claiming to be deputed by CBI to investigate a case against him. They also flashed fake identity cards purported to be issued by CBI. When Ansar told them that he would approach the police, the visitors claimed that they had been sent by the police for arresting him. Ansar did not fall for their trap earlier, but the team threatened him with hoisting of false cases against him, apart from throwing acid on him and injecting him with AIDS virus.
Later a deal was striked between the two, the members agreed to vindicate him subject to payment of Rs 50,000. Ansar promised to make a payment of Rs 25,000 to the gang on Tuesday and the balance after a couple of days later.
Some locals who saw the gang approaching Ansar’s home on Tuesday tried to catch hold of the gang members. While three succeeded in escaping, Shariff was caught and beaten up. Shariff reportedly confessed that his partners in crime were Salam, Sharma, and Hameed. Shariff is admitted into Wenlock Hospital here for treatment of his injuries.
A case was registered in Bajpe police station. The police are making efforts to locate and take into custody other members of his gang. Investigation is on.