first_imgA 33-year-old man, who was involved in a car accident inside the Madras High Court campus, posed as an official of the Prime Minister’s Office. He has been arrested and remanded to the judicial custody along with his car driver who caused an accident inside the court premises. The accused has been identified as M Prasad, a resident of Bengaluru.The imposter’s fake claim, that he was an “Assistant Commissioner-Protocol,” in the PMO was exposed after the police grilled him following a mishap in the Madras High Court campus involving his car which hit a motorcycle and injured an advocate who was riding it, the police said.On Tuesday, a small scuffle broke out inside Madras High Court premises after a car hit a person on a motorbike and sped away. The vehicle had come on the wrong route at high speed and hit another vehicle where two lawyers were injured.Other lawyers got hold of the driver who claimed that he is a an Assistant Commissioner working at PMO’s office. He showed his fake ID card, where it claimed Prasad as Rank A officer at the PMO office, and tried to leave the premises.The police were later informed about the incident.Another advocate, V Ananth who witnessed the mishap lodged a police complaint stating that when questioned, the man seated in the car’s rear identified as M Prasad later-gave incoherent replies and claimed to be a PMO official, according to news agency PTI report.Also, his luxury car sported fancy stickers on the windscreen including “Airports Authority,” and “Interpol.”advertisementAfter rushing his injured colleague to a hospital, the advocate in his complaint sought action against both the car driver, Mohan and Prasad who, he said, was an imposter.A police official said following questioning, Prasad’s claim that he was a PMO official was disproved.”Prasad was running a travel firm and during questioning it was established that he has made fake claims. He had a fake PMO Identity Card. He was arrested and produced before a court which remanded him to judicial custody,” the official told news agency PTI.Prasad’s car driver who caused the mishap has also been arrested and remanded to custody, the official said.A case under several sections of the IPC has been filed and the driver also faces charges under the Motor Vehicles Act for causing an accident.(With PTI inputs)ALSO READ | Sabarimala stand on women and untouchability not the same, Supreme Court toldALSO WATCH | For this Tamil Nadu girl, no compromising over Swachh Bharat at homelast_img read more