Bank KYC Fraud Case: Odisha Crime Branch Arrests Youth From Mumbai

Bhubaneswar: A youth from Bihar has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police for allegedly selling data of bank customers to fraudsters promising to update KYC of bank customers.

The youth, Sundaram Charan, was arrested from Mumbai. The Crime Branch arrested him following the interrogation of three youths from Jharkhand, who were arrested on January 29 in Bhubaneswar in connection with the case.

Charan was produced in the SDJM court here on Thursday.

According to the police, Charan has done a data management course in Mumbai after completing Plus II Science. He runs a company that provides services like bulk SMSes, bulk email, bulk WhatsApp, Facebook promotion, Voice call (for advertisement), business, shop and real estate promotion.

Since 2017, Charan was allegedly selling such data to fraudsters. On verification of the last six months’ bank account statement, it was found that he has received Rs 17,29,200, police said.

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