Bhubaneswar, Oct 19: Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday busted a huge racket of mule bank accounts and arrested three scammers in this connection.
The arrested scammers have been identified as SK Hapizul, SK Jahangir of Olamara, Berhampur under Balasore district and SK Jamiruddin of West Medinipur, West Bengal.
Based on the intelligence report, STF conducted raid and seized various incriminating materials such as- mobile phones, pre- activated SIM cards, bank passbooks and Aadhar cards.
The racket operates mainly in tri-junctions of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal especially in the district of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, East and West Medinipur, West Singhbhoom and Sareikela.
The racket is headed by SK Jamiruddin of West Bengal. He has employed around 10-15 people at the rate of 15,000 per month to open bank accounts. These members mainly target poor tribal villagers and lure them for opening the bank accounts. Villagers are generally offered Rs 2000 for giving their documents and opening the bank accounts. However, the mobile numbers linked with the bank accounts are provided by gang members.