Pitampura resident Amit Aggarwal (31) allegedly also called up the owner and senior officials of a real estate company asking them to settle a property related matter or face dire consequences. (Agencies)
However, he finally ran out of luck after these two complaints were filed with the Crime Branch within a span of a week.
The accused, now in police custody, revealed that he carried out the crimes after getting influenced by a Bollywood film ‘Special 26’ where a group of people posing as CBI officials executed a heist.
"The Crime Branch had received the first complaint on October 8 from Additional DG, Foreign Trades, New Delhi who alleged that someone posing as CBI Joint Director called him and insisted that he renew the export license of an import/export company of Jhandewalan in New Delhi," said Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.
A week later, on October 15, another complaint of similar nature was received from DGM, Human Resources Department, Omaxe Limited, New Delhi. He complained that around 20 days back a person introducing himself as CBI Joint Director started threatening and blackmailing the company's senior officials to either pay Rs 60 lakh each for two plots to two Rohtak-based persons against their earlier deposited amount of Rs 9 lakh each or to settle the matter with them at the earliest, Yadav added.
During investigation, it was found that the calls were made from a phone number obtained through fake documents. With the help of technical surveillance, the Crime Branch succeeded in tracing and arresting Aggarwal from Pitampura yesterday, said Yadav.
During interrogation, police said, the accused told the police that after suffering heavy loss in his business as wholesale medical distributor, he got involved into property dealing in the locality and used to brag that he knew senior government officials.
People approached him with their issues promising to pay him hefty amounts if he could use his ‘influence’ to get their work done.
"Aggarwal has good command over English. He is the youngest of two brothers and two sisters. His father has retired as an accountant from a private firm. After completing his B Pharma from Alameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Aggarwal ventured in wholesale medical distribution in 2005," said police.
Pitampura resident Amit Aggarwal (31) allegedly also called up the owner and senior officials of a real estate company asking them to settle a property related matter or face dire consequences.