Delhi police has arrested a 65-year-old man for impersonating a Delhi High Court judge and for extorting money from several police officials. He was arrested after he walked into Samaypur Badli police station claiming himself to the High Court judge. The police found several WhatsApp messages on his phone where he was trying to extort money from the police officials.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Devesh Kumar Mahala stated, “The suspect said he has been impersonating judges and taking favors and bribes from police officers for the past 15 years, and will continue to do so after being released from jail — in another city.”
The accused has been identified as Narender Kumar Aggarwal, a resident of Adarsh Nagar in Delhi. He has multiple cases registered in his name.
It started getting suspicious after the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) sub-division Samaypur Badli Outer North District, Anurag Dwivedi received a message from a man claiming himself to be a Delhi High Court judge.
“Hi here is…sitting judge Delhi High Court call me urgently,” the message reads. The police withheld the name of the judge whom he has been impersonating.
When ACP Dwivedi gave a call on the number, the accused said that he will be visiting the police station at around 5 pm in connection to a writ petition.
DCP Mahala said, “The ACP conveyed this message to the station house officer, inspector Sanjay Kumar. Around 5pm, when Kumar was in his office, the suspect arrived in a Tata Nano car and identified himself as a high court judge. He told Kumar that he had come to the police station in connection with personal verification for a writ petition, filed in connection with organised crime in the jurisdiction of the police station.”
He said that the alleged writ petition doesn’t exist.
The accused stated that on December 15, he tried to resolve the matter with head constable Pawan but he didn’t respond.
The suspect asked Kumar to pay ₹5 lakh to get the writ petition set aside, otherwise he would ensure the police officers at the station lose their job, DCP Mahala said.
Head constable Pawan also confirmed the same by submitting that the suspect demanded money and threatened him.
It raised Kumar’s eyebrows as the suspect had sent a WhatsApp message to the police station instead of an official communication from the Delhi High Court.
We checked his phone and found many WhatsApp messages in which he claimed to be a judge and threatened people to comply with his demands or he would cause them to lose their jobs, Mahala said.
A case has been registered against Narendra Kumar Aggarwal under Section 419 (cheating by personation), Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), Section 185 (illegal purchase or bid for property offered for sale by authority of public servant), Section 170 (personating a public servant) and Section 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) of the Indian Penal Code.
Born and brought up in Filmistan in Sadar Bazaar, Narendra studied till class 11. He started helping his father with an oil business. Allegedly, two cases were registered against him under the Essential Commodities Act in 1980.
Narendra got married in the same year. His wife passed away in 1995. He had two sons from his first marriage. Then he got married again in 1996 and has 3 sons with his second wife.
After 2005, he started trading in the stocks and suffered a huge loss. His second wife filed a case of dowry harassment and cruelty against him in 2011. He visited court several times during that and noticed how powerful a judge is. “In the past few years, he started calling and messaging police officers by impersonating a judge of the high court and used to ask for favours and extort money,” the police said.