Fake IPS officer was chief guest at police family meeting
Guruvayur: Loan fraudster Vibin Karthik, who along with his mother swindled around Rs 2 crore from various banks, was a chief guest at a police family meeting here.
Vibin, who posed as an IPS officer, attended the get together held at Horizon hotel near temple police station in here. The fake IPS officer distributed prizes to the children of police officers. He also delivered a speech, which incidentally focused on a police officer’s responsibility to the society.
Vibin had visited the Guruvayur temple police station many times introducing himself as an IPS officer trainee in Jammu and Kashmir. Every time Vibin visited the station, the other officers saluted and respected him. That was how Vibin was invited to the family meeting.
Photographs of Vibin delivering the speech and distributing prizes at the family meeting was posted in the WhatsApp group of temple station police officers by a policeman on Monday. The policeman posted the image with a caption – the IPS officer who made a fool of us.
Another officer responded that he had suspicions regarding the IPS officer. One policeman said someone should have sought the IPS officer’s ID card. In response, another officer said that such a question would have landed the questioner in trouble had the IPS officer was not a fraudster.
As comments and discussions over the image intensified, the senior officer at the station ordered to delete the images and not to share them to anyone. Soon the photographs disappeared.
As the loan fraud by Vibn and his mother Shyamala using fake salary certificates came to light, the family meeting became an embarrassment for the organisers.