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‘How dare you come to my hotel without appointment?’
When Babus in Kashmir ‘begged’ to meet Kiren Patel
3/24/2023 11:08:17 PM
Sanjay Pandita

Early Times Report

Jammu, Mar 24: While J&K Police has nabbed the Gujarati conman, Kiren Patel, who was pretending to be a senior official from the Prime Minister’s Office, the ongoing investigations have exposed how some officials in the civil and police administration in Kashmir would “love” to be scolded by the accused only to seek his “Aashirwad”.
Sources said during the interrogation, Patel told the investigators that some of senior officials from the police and civil administration would “literally beg for appointment with him.”
Sources said during his previous visits, senior officials would wait for hours outside his hotel room in Srinagar to meet him for “interaction and blessings.”
Sources said Patel has told the investigators that he would pretend to be “no nonsense bureaucrat” and would scold the visitors including senior officials.
“His one common phrase used to be ‘how dare you come here without appointment?’,” said a source close to the investigations.
The sources said “begging for his audience” some of the officials would apologize to him with folded hands only to seek his five minutes.
“Such faces include officials from the civil administration and the police. Most of the officials would request him for postings,” the sources said.
It was reliably learnt that the J&K Police is probing if the conman had taken “nazrana” from such visitors.
“One thing about him (Patel) is sure that he would do such good acting, posing to be senior official from the PMO that anyone would fall in his trap,” quipped a senior official.
The officials said on the condition of anonymity that Patel has told the police that he would “try his best to be pose like a strictly disciplined official lest anyone doubts his credentials.”
The sources, however, said Patel has told the police that “he would be a bit patient towards the SHOs during visits.” “Whenever he was on tour of Kashmir, the concerned SHO would personally escort him, this is the kind of inputs we’ve got,” official sources said.
Its pertinent to mention that Kiren Patel was nabbed by police on March 3 in Srinagar from a posh hotel. He is presently under judicial custody and Gujarat police has also joined the probe.
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