This week, a man was arrested by the Ludhiana Police and charged under Section 419, 420 and 186 of the Indian Penal Code for impersonating a High Court Judge.
Brief Facts of the Case
The accused Vikas Jain had sent text messages to senior police officers of Ludhiana stating that he was serving as a Judge at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He informed the police personnel that he would be coming to Ludhiana to attend a family function.
A police officer was instructed to receive Mr Jain at Samrala Chowk and escort him to his family function in Sunder Nagar.
When Mr Jain with his wife and son arrived in a Mahindra Scorpio car, the inspector deputed to escort him, asked to check his official id card. Instead of producing his id card, Mr Jain started threatening the inspector and claimed that he left his id card at his home.
The inspector got suspicious and cross-checked with the High Court if there was a man named Vikas Jain serving there as a judge. The answer came in as negative.
When Mr Jain was confronted, he changed his story and told the officer that he was a Judge in the Supreme Court and was visiting Ludhiana for a confidential meeting.
After further investigation, Mr Jain was arrested for impersonating a Judge and charged under relevant sections of the IPC. His wife and son were not arrested and were let go. On Friday he was produced before a court and was remanded to one-day police custody.
As per the officials investigating the case, Mr Jain impersonated a Judge to get a VVIP treatment.