Man who went on crime spree posing as police, Military officers held in Hyderabad


A person who went on a criminal offense spree posing as police and Military officers, and allegedly carried out abductions and extortion, has been arrested within the Madhapur space of Hyderabad.

The Cyberabad police arrested the person, recognized as 25-year-old Nagaraju Karthik Raghu Varma alias Karthik, who hails from Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, on Tuesday. A 7.75 mm country-made pistol and Rs 2 lakh had been recovered from his possession. Police additionally present in his possession a cap with the IPS emblem, faux identification playing cards of Delhi and Telangana police, a faux ministry of defence ID card, and emblem stickers of Delhi and Telangana police.

Cops in Madhapur mentioned there have been seven instances in opposition to Karthik in Telangana, one in Andhra Pradesh, and one in Jharkhand.

In a criminal offense spree that spanned a minimum of 5-6 years, he has been arrested and jailed a number of instances. He allegedly kidnapped and assaulted numerous victims, and filmed the assault with the intention to present it to different victims to scare and extort cash from them.

Based on police, Karthik had been eager on becoming a member of the police or the Military, however had not managed to clear the exams. He got here to Hyderabad in 2016 and labored as a cab driver for a 12 months, however quickly obtained into hassle with the legislation, spending six months in jail for stealing a automobile from the proprietor of the cab service he was working for.

After his launch, he went to Maharashtra, the place he did a number of odd jobs, however returned to Hyderabad earlier than lengthy and took up work as a driver. He then obtained arrested and jailed once more for stealing a automotive from his employer. He was launched on bail in late 2018, after which he joined a safety companies company the place he got here involved with an ex-Military man. “From that individual, Karthik gained quite a lot of details about Military ranks, uniform, badges, and availability of uniforms that appear to be the Military’s,” DCP answerable for Madhapur, T Srinivas Rao, mentioned

The DCP mentioned Karthik then procured a Para (Particular Forces) uniform with a Main rank badge. After that, he went to his residence city and knowledgeable his family members and mates that he was chosen as a Main in Para SF. Posing as an Military officer, he invited native youths to hitch a ‘coaching centre’ that he had established, the place he claimed to offer “defence coaching”.

He was quickly jailed once more after native police suspected he was not an Military officer, carried out enquiries, after which arrested him, Rao mentioned.

After being launched on bail in 2020, Karthik returned to Hyderabad and began an extortion racket, in response to police. He and three of his associates allegedly posed as intelligence officers and raided the home of a businessman dwelling in Banjara Hills, and took Rs 1 lakh money that had been saved in the home.

Later, posing as a police officer, he allegedly kidnapped the proprietor and son of an ambulance service, and extorted Rs 50,000 from them.

Once more posing as an Military officer, he allegedly acquired Rs 1.30 lakh for inaugurating a watch hospital in Miyapur.

He and his associates additionally allegedly kidnapped an worker of a Hyderabad mall and took Rs 1.90 lakh from him.

He was then arrested and despatched to jail, however was launched in Could 2022.

Based on police, he then returned to his hometown, the place he posed as a police inspector and threatened a intercourse employee, extorting Rs 50,000 from her. In one other occasion, he allegedly posed as a police officer and kidnapped a ganja peddler, who was taken to a lodge room, overwhelmed up and extorted of Rs 30,000.

Based on police, final November, posing as an Inter-State Crime Department analytical officer, he kidnapped an alleged conman, M Ravi Shankar, in Eluru. Ravi Shankar was allegedly amassing cash from unemployed youths by promising authorities jobs. Karthik allegedly kidnapped him and extorted Rs 2 lakh from him, aside from taking Rs 3.70 lakh from the unemployed youths who had been victims of Ravi Shanker’s con.

His newest arrest got here because the police had been trying right into a criticism by a businessman from whom he was allegedly attempting to extort Rs 14 lakh. He was nabbed outdoors a lodge in Madhapur.


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