Mumbai Police have arrested two people in connection with a probe into a call made to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office in which the caller allegedly impersonated the voice of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to recommend the transfer of some bureaucrats.
“One man was detained from Pune for placing a call to the ministry by impersonating NCP chief Sharad Pawar and demanding transfer of some officials. The matter is being investigated by Anti Extortion Cell,” Mumbai Police said.
The senior official who had received the call got suspicious and upon inquiry at Sharad Pawar’s residence found that the NCP chief was not present at his Silver Oak residence and had made no call from there, the police said.
A case was registered against unknown persons in Mumbai. During an investigation, the Anti-Extortion Cell arrested two persons from Pune and are interrogating them, officials said.
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