In his complaint on Thursday, Kamat has said that the conmen had been seeking lakhs of rupees to pay for urgencies ranging from accidents to sudden illnesses.

"Several Congress leaders like Gurudas Kamat of Maharashtra, former Punjab chief minister Amrinder Singh and Cabinet Minister Sachin Pilot were telephoned by the impersonators," police said.

A first information report had been filed under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

Earlier in October 2012, an unidentified man posing as Kamat had convinced Congress MP from Maharashtra and newspaper baron Vijay Darda to shell out Rs 34 lakh. An FIR to the effect had been filed at a police station in Pune.


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