Gujarat conman Kiran Patel
Gujarat conman Kiran Patel

AHMEDABAD — The Ahmedabad Crime Branch in Gujarat state has registered a new FIR against conman Kiran Patel who conned the security establishment in Kashmir into believing him to be a PMO official and got the requisite perks prior to his arrest earlier this month.

An official told the Srinagar-based news agency KDC that the Ahmadabad Crime Branch has registered a new FIR against ‘conman’ Kiran Patel who was arrested by a team of Srinagar Police on the inputs of CID Department, for posing as an Additional Director (Strategy and Campaigns) in the Prime Minister’s Office and enjoyed many perks, including a bulletproof car and security cover besides other hospitality.

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He said that a new FIR number 11191011230073 under sections 406, 420, 170, 120-B has been registered against Kiran Patel at the Police Station of Crime Branch of Ahmadabad in Gujarat state.

Reliable sources confirmed that Crime Branch has deputed a two-member team to Srinagar, where they will likely take over the custody of Kiran Patel from Srinagar Police.

Pertinently, the imposter had taken the J&K administration and security structure for a ride by securing a Z-plus security cover, a bulletproof Mahindra Scorpio SUV, official accommodation at a five-star hotel, and a lot more.

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On Thursday, after hearing the arguments of the counsel representing Patel and the Additional Public Prosecutor, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar Raja Mohammad Tasleem found the bail plea “devoid of any merit”.

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