The district police arrested a person named Dilwar Hussain Laskar for posing as a correspondent of Time8, a Guwahati-based news portal, on Sunday.
Laskar was apprehended by the district police along with his car in the afternoon. He was arrested and brought to the Hailakandi Sadar Police Station.
The police informed the matter to the District Information and Public Relations Officer, Sabir Nishat, who, in turn, filed an FIR stating that Laskar was not with Time8 and that he was a fake journalist.
Nishat, in his FIR, requested the police to take stern action against Laskar.
On inquiry, it was found that Correspondent of Time8, Hailakandi, Bidhan Sen approached Laskar, who works as a DTP operator, to make a print out of the new identity card which he had received from his Guwahati-based office on his WhatsApp number during the lockdown on March 29 last.
Laskar made a ditto identity card and posed himself as a Correspondent of Time8.
The police has registered a case under Sections 409 and 420 IPC against Laskar. Interrogation is on.