LUCKNOW: In the fourth such case in a week, the wife of a PCS officer was on Sunday deprived of her ornaments by a man posing as a policeman in Chinhat.
Taking cognisance of the incidents, Lucknow police commissioner, DK Thakur, has decided to deploy decoys and intensify patrolling in affected areas.
“I have directed all senior officers to work out the cases in which miscreants posing as cops have duped residents in the recent past,” the police commissioner said.
Police said Mansha Tiwari of Mulayam Nagar was returning home with her son by an e-rickshaw on Saturday afternoon.
When she reached Kamta, a man riding a motorcycle without a registration number reached near the e-rickshaw and introduced himself as a policeman.
The imposter said a murder had taken place in the area and those wearing ornaments were not being allowed to go further as the cops were carrying out checking. He asked her to wrap the ornaments in a piece of paper which he took in his hands and fled the scene.
Later, the woman reached Kamta police outpost and informed ADCP (East Zone) Qasim Abidi about the incident.
Abidi said an FIR under charges of dishonesty had been registered and investigation was underway.