Former Army personnel posing as CBI officer held in Nagpur

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Nagpur, May 6 (UNI) Police today arrested a former Indian Army personnel for allegedly posing as a CBI officer and stealing valuables from passengers travelling in upper class coaches in trains.

The imposter, identified as Manohar Gadadwar (50), was arrested by GRP from Nagapur railway station. He had on him a CBI identity card as well as a 'token' issued to senior employees of the Ministry of Railways that authorises them to travel on trains, the police said, adding that they also seized cash and goods worth Rs nine lakh from him.

Gadadwar, who claims to have been a 'technician' in the army, used the token to travel in upper class coaches and steal cash and valuables, including jewellery and mobilephone handsets, from passengers, they said.

The police had seized Rs 42,000 in cash besides jewellery worth Rs two lakh, 45 mobile handsets, seven wrist watches, 15 cameras, 40 mobile chargers, 21 SIM cards and some wallets from Gadadwar's residence in Yavatmal in Vidarbha.

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