LUCKNOW: Three persons allegedly involved in fraud by posing as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister's personal assistant have been arrested, the Special Task Force (STF) of state police said here.
Atish Kumar Mishra, Hanuman Shukla and Rahul Upadhyay were arrested from Kapoorthala locality in Aliganj yesterday on a tip off, an official release issued by the STF said.
During interrogation, the trio told the STF that they had taken a sim card after submitting a fake identity proof and registered it in a caller identification app as 'Chief Minister UP'. They used it to call builders and others.
Posing as the personal assistant of the CM, the accused called Deputy Labour Commissioner, Kanpur, RK Mishra and directed him to conduct a raid on a firm. Mishra, however, became suspicious and informed the district magistrate of Kanpur about it.
Later, the matter came to the STF which found out during its probe about their racket in the state capital.
Further probe is on, the release said.