Hyderabad: 3 ‘fake’ cops carried air pistol, traveled in ‘Fortuner’, arrested

Hyderabad: The Special Operations Team (SOT) Rachakonda have arrested three persons on Thursday who were impersonating as cops.

The SOT has also seized the Toyota Fortuner used by the impersonators and an air pistol.

The trio was on their way to settle a land dispute in Yadadri, surprised the cops travelling with the police siren on. Among the accused was a home guard with Hyderabad traffic police, TOI reports.

It was when they arrived at LB Nagar where the cops were conducting vehicle checking they were caught and confessed.

“The three were proceeding to Yadadri and carrying a pistol. We stopped the vehicle on the Nagarjunasagar highway and questioned them. They finally confessed that they were posing as cops,” a police official said.

The trio identified as K Reddy Venkatesh Reddy, T Ashok Reddy and Akki Reddy told they were into real estate dealings.

The police have also recovered Rs 36,000, and some fake IDs ‘posing’ was cops.