Noida: Suspicious activities of a man dressed as a cop, strolling in a Noida mall drew suspension of the security who requested the local police to verify. As it turned out, the man was indeed not a police officer and his bid to impress had landed him in trouble.
The accused, identified as Uttam Singh Rajput, was dressed up in a sub-inspector's uniform and roaming inside the mall last night. Suspicious of his movements, security personnel there informed an officer attached with a local police station, who happened to be in the mall at that time, police said.
On being enquired by DK Sharma, the local police official, the accused said he was posted with the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lucknow.
The accused, when further questioned by Mr Sharma, showed an identity card which the police official recognised as fake and thereby informed authorities, they said, adding the man was then arrested.
On detailed interrogation, the accused admitted that he worked as security guard at construction site behind the mall. He had purchased the uniform from nearby sector 18 market, police said.
They added that the man has confessed that he used to disguise himself as GRP sub-inspector to impress his relatives.