.........JAJPUR: Police arrested a 26-year-old youth for allegedly impersonating as police inspector and decamping with garments from a local shop.
The arrested had been identified as Soumya Ranjan Pattanaik of Radharamanpada village in Angul district. Police also arrested Pattanaik’s aide, identified as Partha Sarathi Dalei (34) of Jasatikiri under Bhandaripokhari Police limits in the neighbouring Bhadrak district.
The duo had been accused of duping the staff of a garment’s shop in Panikholi area. Pretending to be policemen, they picked up garments worth `15,000 from the shop and asked the shop’s staffer to collect the money from police station.
However, when one of the staff went to the local police station, the matter came to the fore. Following a complaint lodged by the shopkeeper, police arrested the accused from a bus stop.