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Two fraudsters held in Cuttack

6/06/2021 at 6:22 PM

Cuttack, June 6: Chaluliaganj police has arrested two youths for allegedly impersonating as bank officials and duping Rs 60000.

The accused have been identified as Supravat Mohapatra (26) and Tanmaya Kumar Behera (24). Police said that the accused were arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by Narayan Mohapatra (60) of Nayabazar area. Police has also seized cash worth more than one lakh from the accused.

The victim alleged that he received a phone call in which the caller identified himself as the Branch Manager of SBI and requested him to send money for clearance of a cheque of more than Rs 1 lakh as the maturity amount of an insurance policy.    

“The victim subsequently deposited Rs 60000 in two phases and later found that he has been duped. We registered a case and scanned the bank account to which the money was deposited and managed to nab the accused,” said a police official.

Police further said that Supravat Mohapatra is a habitual offender and has cheated many innocent persons identifying himself either as bank official or manager of LIC company. Police said that he used to select random phone numbers to call them with different identifications and try to deceive them to transfer money.

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