The man allegedly asked cops to donate money to a blind school.

 Bengaluru man calls police control room posing as commissioners PA seeks donationImage for representation
news Crime Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 08:23

The Whitefield police are on the lookout for a man from Bengaluru who called the police control room posing as the police commissioner’s personal assistant and asked the officers at the station to donate some money to a blind school. Although the incident took place on June 29, it came to light only now.

The man made the call to the control room of the Deputy Commissioner of Police’s office in Whitefield and instructed the staff to donate money to a blind school. According to reports, the man allegedly stated that the Commissioner had issued the order to all police officials about the donation. He further added that while police inspectors were to donate Rs 2,000 each, sub-inspectors were to donate Rs 1,000 each.

He claimed that a representative of an Indiranagar-based blind school would visit the police the next day, to whom the money should be handed over.

The staff members passed the message onto senior officials, who were able to verify the false nature of the call. Following this, Whitefield police filed a case of extortion against the man.

According to the Deccan Herald, police officials investigating the case were able to trace the call to Doddabalapura and have sent a team to track the culprit.

This is not the first time that a hoax call or a prank call has been made to police in the city. On several instances, there have been cases of a hoax call being made to officials. In one such instance in April, a 65-year-old man was arrested by the city police after having made a call to the police control room, claiming that a terror attack would be carried out in seven states, including Karnataka.

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