Vizag man arrested in Delhi for impersonating CBI officer, taking 'gifts' to execute deals

He has been impersonating a CBI officer for a long time to execute forgeries and deals worth crores of rupees.

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday arrested an Andhra Pradesh man for posing as a CBI officer from Tamil Nadu Bhawan in New Delhi. The man described himself as the agency's joint director and demanded costly gifts.

According to CBI sources, Komireddy Srinivas of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, has a good hold in the political corridors and bureaucracy of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu. He has been impersonating a CBI officer for a long time to execute forgeries and deals worth crores of rupees.

From offering employment to allowing entry of goods vehicles of a private company during no-entry hours in the National Capital Region, Srinivas assured solutions to problems faced by his victims.

As a part of the investigation, the CBI team reached Tamil Nadu Bhawan in Delhi on Sunday night. Srinivas was seen talking to someone on the third floor on the phone. After completing all the legal formalities, he was arrested and his mobile phone was seized.

It is alleged that Srinivas, posing as a senior IPS officer, allegedly met six persons after coming to the national capital on 22 November on various occasions and offered them favorable outcomes in various matters pending before government authorities. Investigation revealed that he had put the CBI and IPS logos on his mobile phone and WhatsApp profile picture. CBI has also seized many important documents, goods, and his car. 

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