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Man dupes unemployed youth of Rs 7 lakh on pretext of police job offer

30/09/2021 at 9:51 PM

Balipatna, Sep 30:  The Balipatna police on Thursday arrested a youth for allegedly duping an unemployed youth of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job in state police.

The accused has been identified as Niranjan Khatua of Chandrasekhar Prasad village in Dhenkanal district. According police sources, Kharua had met one Sourabh Ranjan Behara od Badadapada village under Balipatna police limit in Khrodha district in a gym near Uttara Chhak.

In this backdrop he got acquainted with the local man posing himself as a son of senior police officer and would help in getting jobs if anyone need. He had also demanded Rs seven lakh, which Behera paid in three installments.

Khatua, who took the money, said that he will get the job offer letter within a month. His cell number has been switched off.

Finding no other way, Behera filed a written complaint at Balipatna police station, basing on which the police registered a case and launched a probe. Subsequently, police nabbed the accused and forwarded him to court.

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