Sundargarh: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly duping several people by opening fake Facebook accounts in the name of two prominent political leaders of the district.
He has been identified as Aman Sharma of Ujjwalpur.
According to police sources, the accused had opened two fake accounts in the name of youth leader Ajay Patel, husband of Sundargarh MLA Kusum Tete, and BJP leader Tankadhar Tripathy and used to ask money on the pretext of helping the needy with an excuse that they were out of the city.
His mischief was caught when people contacted the two leaders and asked about the money.
Patel and Tripathy then filed two separate complaints with police in this regard.