Cuttack: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) has arrested three cyber fraudsters from Patna in Bihar.
As per a press note released by CB CID today, the three arrested youths have been identified as Akash Kumar (21), Subham Priyadarshi (19), and Kousheldra Kumar alias Lallu (23). The trio was arrested from Hawai Adda police station area of Patna on Friday.
As many as 16 mobile phones of different makes containing SIM, SIM cards of different Mobile Service Providers, Laptop, Pen Drive, Dongle and Rs 8,59,000 in cash, 47 numbers of ATM/Debit card of different banks, Cheque book, Notebook, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, one notebook containing writing of communication skills for installation of Reliance Petrol Pump, one Hindi/English handwritten two pages (both sides) ruling paper regarding how to communicate with the general public for giving dealership of Reliance Petrol Pump over the phone for cheating from the possession of the accused persons, the press note mentioned.
According to reports, one Om Prakash Mishra (37) of Bhuban of Dhenkanal district had lodged a complaint alleging that three cyber fraudsters duped him of Rs 40, 45,000 by creatiing of a fake website (reliancepetroleum.org) and tempting him to deposit money in different fraud bank accounts for getting the dealership of Reliance petrol pump.
Following the complaint, CB CID registered a case on January 3, this year under sections 419/420/34 of the IPC read with section 66-D of IT Act 2000 at the CID CB Cyber Crime Police Station and entrusted IIC Bibhu Ranjan Sundaray with the investigation of the case.
Following arrest, the accused persons were produced before the Court of JMFC, Patna for transit remand for production before the Court of JMFC Bhuban by December 2. The accused were being forwarded to the Court of JMFC Bhuban till the last report came in.