Cuttack: The CID of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) arrested three cyber fraudsters from Hawai Adda police station area of Patna in Bihar on Friday.
The arrested persons have been identified as Akash Kumar (21), Subham Priyadarshi (19) and Kousheldra Kumar (23).
The CB seized SIM cards, laptops, pen drives, dongles, 16 mobile phones, 47 ATM/Debit card of different banks, cheque books, notebooks, driving licenses, Aadhaar Cards, PAN Card and Rs 8,59,000 in cash besides a notebook containing notes for installation of a Reliance Petrol Pump under the possession of the accused persons.
According to sources, Om Prakash Mishra (37) of Bhuban of Dhenkanal district had lodged a complaint alleging that three cyber fraudsters had duped him of Rs 40, 45,000 by creating of a fake website (reliancepetroleum.org) and tempting him to deposit money in different fraud bank accounts for getting the dealership of a Reliance Petrol Pump.
Based on the complaint, CB CID started investigation into the matter.
The accused persons were produced before the JMFC Court, Patna for transit remand for production before the Court of JMFC Bhuban by December 2.
They are being forwarded to the JMFC Court, Bhuban.