Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police arrested a 42-year-old man for impersonating an Indian Army major and cheating several people to the tune of over Rs. 6 crore by promising to marry them.

The sleuths of the commissioner's task force, north zone, apprehended Mudavath Srinu Naik alias Srinivas Chowhan, living in Jawahar Nagar in Medchal district. They seized a dummy pistol, three pairs of Army uniform, a fake Army ID card, fake Master degree certificate from CMJ University and other documents, four cell phones, three cars, and cash worth Rs. 85,000.

According to the police, Srinu, a resident of Kellampalli village under Mundlamuru mandal in Prakasham district, moved to Hyderabad in 2014 looking for a job. He told his family that he got a job as a Major in the Indian Army and they believed him.



To make easy money, Srinu began to pose as an Army officer. He obtained an Aadhar card in the name of Srinivas Chowhan and also procured an Army ID card in the name of M.S Chauhan, bought an Army uniform, including caps and badges, and toy pistols. He took photos of himself dressed in an Army uniform and posted them on social media. He also obtained a fake MTech certificate from CMJ University, Meghalaya.

He told people he was a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Pune, and was a Major in the Indian Army's Hyderabad range. He collected information from marriage consultancies and cheated nearly 17 persons by promising to marry them and collected nearly Rs. 6,61,02,000.


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