Lucknow : When he posed as an IPS officer, no one suspected that anything was wrong.

On Wednesday evening, when Prateek Kumar Mishra was arrested from Gomti Nagar in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, it was found that he was running a job racket for a long time by promising jobs in the Municipal Corporation, Police Department etc.

The Special Task Force (STF), which arrested him, recovered two mobile phones, a fake IPS ID card, appointment letter for the post of constable and documents related to the Uttar Pradesh Recruitment and Promotion Board.

STF Additional Superintendent of Police Vishal Vikram Singh said Mishra used voice-changing software or voice-over-internet protocol to trap the job seekers.

Singh said, “Pratik had earlier duped many people of Rs 1 crore during Kovid.”

The police officer said that the matter is being further probed to find out his misdeeds.