Pahala, Mar 18: Three fake journalists were thrashed by public for cheating people on the pretext of giving loans in Pahala under Balianta police limits in Bhubaneswar today.
According to the police, a man and two women were luring people on the pretext of providing loans. When being questioned, they claimed themselves to be journalists of reputed media organisations of the state. Moreover, they even had fake ids of famous media organisations and had press written on their vehicles to gain the trust of people. They were frequently changing their office address to not get caught.
Today, some people tricked them and asked them to meet for getting a loan. When the accused reached the spot they were thrashed ruthlessly and further handed over to police.