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Man arrested in Mizoram for impersonating as Army officer

 AIZAWL, May 22 - A 39-year-old man was arrested in Mizoram for impersonating as an Army officer, the police said today.

 The accused Lalhriatpuia alias Mamatea, a resident of Dawrpui Vengthar here, was arrested on Thursday, a police officer said.

Personnel of the Assam Rifles in Aizawl apprehended the accused and handed him over to the Vaivakawn Police Station on Thursday evening, the officer said.

Assam Rifles sources said that Lalriatpuia was allegedly checking vehicles in Army uniform near the Vairengte check gate on Wednesday.

The incident came to light when the accused posted his photograph wearing Army uniform taken near the Vairengte check gate on Facebook, the sources said.

Meanwhile, officer-in-charge of the Vairengte Police Station H Lalchawimawia said that the accused was spotted at the Vairengte gate.

According to him, Lalhriatpuia was arrested in 2014 for impersonating as a police officer.

“Lalhriatpuia had come to the police station wearing police uniform pretending to be a Mizoram Police Service officer,” he said. – PTI

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