On January 10, the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested a senior IAF officer for allegedly posing as Union Home Minister Amit Shah. According to reports, this officer pretended to be Amit Shah in a phone call to the state Governor Lalji Tandon. In order to have his friend appointed as the vice-chancellor of a medical university.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander, Kuldeep Baghela, currently posted in New Delhi has been arrested along with his friend, Chandresh Kumar Shukla. Chandresh is a dentist from Bhopal who posed as Amit Shah's assistant during the phone call. He was also the one being recommended for the vice-chancellor seat at the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University in Jabalpur.
Both of them hatched a conspiracy and called the state governor. While Shukla posed as Amit Shah's PA, Baghela impersonated as the Union home minister and talked to the governor.
- ADG Ashok Awasthi told PTI
However, soon after the phone call, the officials at the governor's house got suspicious and realised it may be a fraud when they cross-examined it.