Couple Among 4 Cyber Frauds Arrested For Duping Man Of Rs 11 Lakh In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has arrested four cyber fraudsters, including a couple, for allegedly duping a man of around Rs 11 lakh.

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The accused couple have been identified as Trupti Rajan Patra from Jagannathprasad in Ganjam and his wife Banalata Sahu, and their accomplices as Manas Ranjan Suna of Balangir and Nihar Ranjan Paikarai of Kantilo.

According to police sources, the couple was staying in airport area of the city, They used to send messages to people on Telegram messaging platform about 20% return on investments. After convincing the gullible people, they were asking them to deposit the money in their mule accounts.

Speaking to the media, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh said Abdul Akbar Khan of Barimunda under Mancheswar police limits had filed a complaint about the cyber fraud a few days ago.

“Khan had received a message on his Telegram link on February 17 to join a group. He was told to give a rating to the group for which he would be given some money. Later, he was asked to invest money for high returns. He had deposited around Rs 11 lakh in 16 different accounts of the fraudsters in phases,” the DCP said.

Following the complaint, police started an investigation and arrested the four persons. “At leat 46 mule accounts of the accused have also been seized,” he added.

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