Sounds like a bolt from the blue right? As astounding as it may sound a woman acting as an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and a UN official made a huge fun of the system and also took advantage like gunners and police escorts while she travelled around towns such as Noida, Gurugram, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Moradabad.
The bluffer, identified as Zoya Khan was arrested by Noida Police from Greater Noida on Thursday along with her husband.As the reports say Zoya, a native of Meerut had forged documents and ID cards where her designation was “joint secretary with the foreign ministry” posted at the “United Nations Organization Security Council”.
This husband and wife resided in a rented apartment in Noida and used to travel around with police escort. Noida Police says, Zoya used to send emails to officials from her 'official id' firstname.lastname@example.org to fetch police protection. She even made use of a voice changing app on her phone to then call up the official, pretending to be Anil Sharma, personal assistant to joint secretary Zoya Khan to inquire about the police escort.
It was after when an angry Zoya yelled at Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) SSP Vaibhav Krishna for delaying police escorts that this exquisite con job which has been going on for over 18 months spilled. The officer got a bit sceptical and initiated an investigation. To their utter surprise, the cops found out that the domain which she used to send her 'official emails' were registered in her name with GoDaddy.
The police finally raided her apartment and took Zoya under arrest along with her husband, Harsh Pratap Singh, who cops said used to work in a private bank, but left his job two years ago for civil service coaching.
Not just that, even fake identity cards, one showing her as a UNSC nuclear officer and another as a US diplomat in Afghanistan were found. Laptops, phones, walkie-talkies and a fake pistol were also recovered from the couple alongside two luxury cars. Reports says, Zoya has an MA in Political Science but failed to clarify her Civil Service in 2007.
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