In a bizarre turn of events, a group of six individuals posing as officials from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted a surprise raid at a hotel in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, at 10:15 pm. However, the audacious act was short-lived, as the fake officials were apprehended by the police within a remarkable four-hour timeframe. The incident, which unfolded within the hotel premises, has sent shockwaves through the area, prompting further investigations by the police.
According to reports, the impostors stormed into the hotel, with the apparent leader claiming to be an official from the Anti-Corruption Bureau. This led to the immediate evacuation of customers from the premises. The situation escalated when the imposter confined two women in the kitchen, alleging illicit activities within the hotel. Extortion followed, as money was extracted from the victims. The proprietor of the hotel faced financial losses ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 due to customers leaving without settling their bills. The fake official further threatened to involve the police if the demanded money wasn’t paid promptly.
As the hours passed, it became evident that none of the individuals involved were genuine Anti-Corruption Bureau officials, as initially believed. The Nerul police swiftly responded to the situation, successfully apprehending the impostors within four hours of the incident. The group, comprising two men and four women, now faces legal consequences for their deceitful actions. The entire episode, from the staged raid to the subsequent apprehension, was captured on the hotel’s CCTV cameras.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the lengths to which some individuals will go to deceive and exploit others. The swift response from the police highlights the importance of vigilance and prompt action in safeguarding against such fraudulent activities.