Kerala Police has arrested a man for posing as an officer (Lieutenant) in Indian Navy near Naval Base, Kochi on 1 Jul 20. The arrested man has been identified as 23-year-old Raja Nath. He belongs to Nadia district of West Bengal.
According to Kerala Police,The accused was travelling to various places in Naval Uniform. He had also uploaded videos in ‘TikTok’ posing as a Naval Officer. He arrived in Kerala in October last year and he was residing in an apartment at Thevara, Kochi.
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Kerala Police has registered a case against him under Section 140 of the IPC for impersonating as a Naval officer.
Police has also seized naval uniform and badges from his residence. He had bought uniforms stitched from shops at Kochi.
According to Kerala Police, His main motive behind the posing as Naval officer seems to be merely showing off on social media and nothing suspicious has been found till now.
According to Indian Navy Spokesman, The accused posed as a Naval Officer and posted video on Tik Tok in Naval uniform. He has travelled various places in Naval uniform but had not entered the naval base premises in the uniform.