The Hush Post | 9:10 pm | 2-minute read
Kangra Police have taken into custody a man who tried to fraudulently acquire a mobile phone from a shop using Chief Minister Jairam Thakur’s name. The accused is a resident of Mandi and is reported to be a close associate of a senior BJP leader.
According to the police, the accused had called up Amit Grover who owns a mobile shop near Kangra Bus Stand. Posing himself as chief minister’s PA, the man asked Grover to provide an iPhone for Jairam Thakur’s daughter who is pursuing her MBBS from Tanda Medical College.
The accused told Grover that the chief minister wanted an iPhone for his daughter. He also asked for the price of the phone. Grover told the accused that the price of the phone is Rs 99 thousand and even offered discount.
Amit Grover believed the accused as Jairam Thakur had purchased a phone from him two years back. He also agreed to send the phone to CM’s daughter in Tanda.
In the meantime, the accused told Amit Grover that some more items were to be delivered to the CM’s daughter. A boy will come next morning from Mandi and will take the phone, the accused told Grover.
Amit somehow smelled something fishy and called up someone known for confirmation. His friend advised him to ensure truth before delivering the phone. Amit then called up the police who have taken the man into custody. SSP Kangra, Santosh Patial confirmed the incident and said the man was being interrogated.