The accused was identified as Smith Sethi, who hails from Bhubaneswar, and has been trying to disguise himself as IPS officer

Bishwanath Chariali : A fake IPS officer was arrested in Assam’s Biswanath district on Monday after he tried to demand money from the owner of a local clinic.

People alleged that the fraudster also introduced himself as a drug inspector and was targeting homeopathic pharmacies in the area. He used to visit the pharmacies and ask them for their documents and, if they failed on producing them, he would demand a sum of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 from the owner in lieu of giving them new drug licences.

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The fraudster was identified as Smith Sethi, who hailed from Bhubaneswar. Not only in Bishwanath, the accused was found demanding licences from clinics and pharmacies of Jamguri and other areas too, posing as an IPS officer.

The fraudster was seen inquiring a pharmacy — Charu Homeo in Bishwanath Chariali — and finally, on suspicion, a pharmacist named Guna Baruah filed a case against him regarding the whole matter and the accused was taken into custody by the police.

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