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Puducherry: Puducherry police on Sunday arrested a man who posed as an Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer and called on some MLAs at their residences seeking details of their income and assets.
Independent legislator Shivashankar, who represents the Oulgaret constituency, said that the person went to his home claiming he was from the Chennai office of ED.
The legislator said the “fake person” came on a scooter that he had allegedly taken on rent and sought details from him on the wealth he acquired during the last few years.
Shivasankar said he suspected the person’s identity and “I asked for the official ID card from him which he said he did not have.”
When asked about the phone number of his office, the man said he did not have it, the MLA said.
His doubt became stronger and he immediately contacted the police in Reddiarpalayam and handed the person over to them.
The MLA said the person told him that his name was Arun Kumar alias Alwar.
The person had met seven legislators in Puducherry including those belonging to the ruling BJP and the Congress, he said.
With inputs from PTI