Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar M. Bidari has said he is no way related to Mallamma Bidari, a native of Todalabagi village in Jamakhandi taluk of Bagalkot.

In a statement, Mr. Bidari said he has been hearing from people about the woman who has been claiming to be his relative. She has been trying to influence police officers and other officials.

Mr. Bidari said neither is he related to Ms. Mallamma nor does he know her.

He has asked his officers not to deal with her or be influenced by her if she uses his name.

“If she indulges in any illegal activity, it may be conveyed to the local police station for appropriate action,” Mr. Bidari said.

Mallamma Bidari of Bagalkot claims to be his relative