Hyd man impersonating CBCID officer, cheating Uber drivers arrested

Garikiparti Srinivasu booked Uber and Ola cabs posing as a CBCID officer. He told the drivers he was acquainted with senior officers in the state and Central Intelligence and would take the cabs to various places in the city like star hotels, hospitals, government institutions, and airport. At the end of the day, he would tell the drivers that his department would pay the fare and escape without paying the fare.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Dec 2022 2:02 PM GMT
Hyd man impersonating CBCID officer, cheating Uber drivers arrested

Hyderabad: The commissioner's task force, north zone team, arrested a man posing as a CBCID officer. Garikiparti Srinivasu used to cheat cab drivers in Hyderabad city. Two cheating cases were registered against him in SR Nagar and Raidurgam.

Garikiparti Srinivasu booked Uber and Ola cabs posing as a CBCID officer. He told the drivers he was acquainted with senior officers in the state and Central Intelligence and would take the cabs to various places in the city like star hotels, hospitals, government institutions, and airport. At the end of the day, he would tell the drivers that his department would pay the fare and escape without paying the fare.

On 17 December, G. Suresh of Tellapur, Hyderabad lodged a complaint with the SHO of Raidurgam police station. He said that on 15 December, Srinivas Garikaparthi booked his car, an Uber cab, from Green Park Hotel in Begumpet and roamed around the city. At last, he got down at Western Plaza, OU Colony, Shaikpet and didn't pay the fare. He said he was from the CBCID department and that his department would pay the fare. But even after 12 hours, Suresh didn't receive the money and by that time Srinivas had switched off his cell phone.

Similarly, on 29 November, Srinivas Garikaparthi booked Vadthya Bhanu Naik's cab for four days for a trip to Bangalore and Mysore. He told Naik he was traveling on important CBCID business. On 2 December, he returned to Hyderabad. When Naik asked him to pay Rs. 51,000 for the fare, Srinivas said his department would pay the money and escaped. A case was registered at SR Nagar police station based on Naik's complaint.

The sleuths of the commissioner's task force, north zone team, arrested Srinivas on 20 December.

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