In June 2020, a woman from Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh gave a written complaint to the police, saying that she had befriended a man who told his name as Dinesh Rawat. One day, he called her to his home and made physical relations with her.
When the woman later asked him to marry her, he revealed his real name as Waseem and said that he was a married man with two children. When asked why he hid these details, he said he had done so to teach people like her a lesson.
Read her complaint below:
Based on the complaint, an FIR (number 154/2020) was filed on 6 June at Mundali Police Station.
The police booked Waseem under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and launched an investigation.
Read the statement in the FIR below:
Investigation revealed that Waseem’s full name is Waseem Ahmed, and he is a resident of Ajrara village that falls under Mundali Police Station in Meerut. At the time when he entered into relations with the woman, he was already married and had two children.
The police recovered from him a “fake” Aadhaar card made in the name of ‘Dinesh Kumar Ravat’. The police also found that Waseem operated a Facebook account in the name of ‘Dinesh Ravat’. His driving licence and voter cards were in the name of Wasim Ahmed (with different spellings).
See the fake Aadhar card below:
See the Aadhar card of Wasim’s wife and Wasim’s driving license below:
See Wasim’s Facebook accounts in the name of Dinesh Rawat and Wasim below:
While his “fake” identity card shows his address as Zakir Hussain Colony in Meerut, his real identity cards show his address as a house in Ajrara. The birth date on all the ID cards is the same.
The police also found that by faking his identity as Dinesh Ravat, he worked in a local hospital as a nursing staff for about a year.
The police found that on his Facebook account made in the name of Waseem Ahmed, he had described himself as a reporter for Hindi daily Punjab Kesari, but he could produce no identity card for the newspaper when asked.
A look at Waseem’s account showed that he would share press cuttings daily, some of them saying ‘Waseem Ahmed’ in the byline. The font of the byline however looked different from the content of the reports.
Read the press note issued by the police in the case:
After the investigation, the police filed another case against Waseem (FIR number 153/2020) under IPC sections 419 (cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating), and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act (computer-related offences such as fraud).
Update: The bail application of Waseem was rejected by a sessions court in 2019.