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Cyber fraud on rise in Odisha: Over 4.2k cases registered in 3 yrs, 974 arrested

23/02/2021 at 1:27 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 23: As many as 4,273 cases of cyber fraud have been registered in the state in the last three years, informed Home Minister (MoS) Dibya Shankar Mishra in the State Assembly.

Replying to a query of Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Mishra said, “ As many as 867 cyber-crime cases were registered in 2018, which rose up to 1,475 in 2019 and 1,931 in 2020.”

Besides, as many as 974 cyber fraudsters, including 21 women were arrested in the past three years.

Similarly, the state police has recovered Rs 10,74,127 in 2018, Rs 38,44,667 and Rs 16,59,662 in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

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