Conman Kiran Patel handed over to Gujarat police

The conman Kiran Bai Patel from Gujarat who was arrested in Kashmir a month ago has been turned over to the Gujarat police, as he is wanted in cases in the western state as well.

For four months, Kiran Bai Patel misled the Jammu and Kashmir administration by posing as a senior Prime Minister’s Office employee and obtaining Z-Plus security and proper protocol in the Valley for himself. 

Gujarati officials had asked for the transfer of custody. Patel was handed over to the Gujarat Crime Branch officials following the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s directive.

Patel had been to many locations in Jammu and Kashmir since October, including forward positions along the Line of Control. 

Before the police were informed that Patel was a conman, he also met with officials in several districts throughout Kashmir.