Jharsuguda: In a major breakthrough, Jharsuguda Police detected a Cyber Fraud case and nabbed the accused from West Champaran, Bihar neighbouring Nepal border.

The accused was identified as  Niraj Kumar (25), a resident of Lauriya under the jurisdiction of West Champaran of Bihar near Nepal Border.

As reported, A 21-year-old woman, Nita Chhatar of Belpahar under Jharsuguda district had lost around Rs. 1.69 Lakhs after she fell for a fake Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) Lottery promising her a payout of Rs. 35 Lakhs. She lost around 1.69 Lakhs in the name of paying taxes to receive the lottery amount in the month of February. She had deposited around Rs. 1.69 Lakhs rupee’s part wise as asked by the accused to a bank account, when she didn’t receive any amount, when she enquired, she was again asked to deposit a large amount, when she felt that she was trapped she lodged a complained at Belpahar Police on 2nd March 2021. Based on the report a case was registered and investigation was initiated.

During investigation it was learnt that, the alleged account belonged to one Vikash Ram A/c no. 39995666231 of State Bank of India and was recently opened and from this bank account, the fraud amount was sent to three other accounts of ICICI Bank with different account holder name. After tracking the mobile number of the bank accounts the police were able to track and nabbed the accuse Niraj Kumar. The account of Niraj Kumar’s bank account had a bank transaction to the tune of Rs. 3 Crore 33 Lakhs in just 2 months.

Jharsuguda Superintendent of Police Bikash Ch. Das said, “A Special team was formed under the supervision of IG, Northern Range.  The Team led by Brajrajnagar SDPO Dilip Das and with help of Bihar Police were able to nab the main accused Niraj Kumar from West Champaran, Bihar, who was involved in this cyber fraud. The accused has been a part of an organized gang and was an active member, whose role was to open the new bank account and to collect mobile sim card, atm card for doing fraud transaction. During the investigation around 30 more bank accounts were found involved in these types of fraud transaction. We have requested to freeze the bank accounts. The accused has been brought to transit remand by Jharsuguda police for further investigation. We are also in close co-ordination with Bihar police to nab the other accused involved in this cyber fraud. It is one of the biggest successes in regard to online fraud in Jharsuguda District Police.”