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Five-member gang who posed as CBI officers in Chennai, arrested

The police have arrested a five-member gang who posed as CBI officers, and tried to get ₹10 lakh from a businessman in Maduravoyal, on Wednesday.

According to police, on Wednesday a seven-member gang entered the house of Rakesh, residing in Krishna Nagar in Maduravoyal. They flashed some identity cards and claimed they were from the CBI. They told him that there is an FIR against him in an idol-smuggling case and demanded ₹10 lakh to remove his name from the FIR.

Suspicious, Mr. Rakesh went inside his house and called his brother, who then alerted the Maduravoyal police. A team headed by law and order inspector Muthuramalingam, rushed to the house and tried to nab the seven, but two of them escaped. “One of the imposters was Ramsubramani, who had brought the others,” said a police officer. The other four are Narendra, Stalin, Yovan and Shankar.

Further investigations are on.

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