Man held for posing as WHO official, cheating people
Posted On : Monday, August 26, 2019, 12:33 PM
The Mangaluru police have arrested a man who allegedly cheated several people by posing as a top WHO official, and his driver. Basit Shah alias Shaukat Ahmed Lone (30) and his driver Baljinder Singh (48) were held on Saturday. During questioning, Basit Shah said he had been posing as WHO director and cheating people in many states. Shah initially claimed that he belonged to Mumbai. However, police enquiries revealed that he was using a fake name and that he belonged to Kashmir and his original name was Shaukat Ahmed Lone. The Commissioner said the accused ran a matrimonial site and cheated and exploited many women from Goa, Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand and other states besides Karnataka.