Police in Meerut, UP have arrested a man who was asking girl students for their numbers by pretending to be a journalist. Police say he used to pressurize female students to befriend him.
As per a report in Panchjanya, Mohammad Salik was arrested from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University campus in Meerut district. Photographs of 40 girls and their phone numbers have been found from the mobile phone recovered from Salik. Many news channels’ fake IDs, pistol holders, some cartridges etc. were also recovered from him.
According to the police, when university student Manish Kumar reached the campus, a suspicious youth was talking to the girl students claiming to be a journalist from some news channel. During this time, he forcibly grabbed the hand of a girl student. When she protested, many people gathered.
Manish along with his friends caught Salik. When Salik’s possessions were searched, they got news channel ID cards, including a press card. The name written on the press card was Mohammed Shayan Siddiqui. Police said that all the IDs he had are fake. Legal action is being taken against Salik.
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