New Delhi: A habitual impostor was arrested on Thursday after he managed to reach the fifth-floor of Annexe where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav office is located.

The officials said that he was exposed when he met Rakesh Garg, principal secretary to the Chief Minister. Identified as Pramod Kumar Singh, he was supposed to influence the Chief Minister regarding the transfer of a Regional Transport Officer (RTO).

The incident has also exposed the loopholes in the security paraphernalia at the Chief Minister office.

On Thursday morning, Pramod introduced himself as IAS officer Saurabh Garg (a joint secretary posted with the finance department in the Union government) and contacted the principal secretary to CM. He expressed his desire to meet the CM. He provided his address as 161, North Block, New Delhi.

The attempt was so successful that the office of the principal secretary Rakesh Garg sent a written acknowledgement to the Annexxe gate instructing the security to issue an entry pass to Saurabh.

What exposed him was his failure to name his batchmates and other similar specifics asked by Rakesh Garg.

During police interrogation, Saurabh later identified himself as Pramod Kumar Singh and claimed to be a software professional hailing from Varanasi.

(JPN/Bureau)

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