**Jajpur:** Jajpur police has arrested two persons on charges of impersonation today. A man named Debasis Das was posing as the Additional District Magistrate of Cuttack and had gone to inspect the Maithan Ispat Steel Plant at Kalinganagar with his aide posing as his PA (personal assistant).
To authenticate his visit, he had initially contacted the Jakhapura police station and had asked them to accompany him in his visit.
Hiring a vehicle from a private travels agency, he reached the police station with a red beacon atop his vehicle. But the activities of Das raised suspicion in the minds of the police team accompanying him, who arrested the two impersonators at the plant site.
“He introduced himself as Indian Engineering Services (IES) topper and posed as Cuttack ADM, having fake papers of the Home Department. We have confiscated all his papers and false documents. He had come with an intention to eke out some work pressuring the plant people, and had been moving in this vehicle from 19th of this month,” informed Anup Kumar Sahu, SP,Jajpur
“Both the accused had visited a bank manager in Chandanpur and had planned to thug her, but we have informed her to remain alert. Now both of them are arrested and we will forward them to the court tomorrow,” added the official.
Debashis, a native of Jagatsinghpur, is a B Tech degree holder and was staying in Palasuni, Bhubaneswar whereas his aide is a Grade-IV employee. The actual motive of the two high-profile fraudsters would be revealed only after proper investigation, said the police.