Two Cyber Fraudsters arrested

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Jharsuguda : Jharsuguda police on Thursday, arrested two persons who helped cyber fraudsters of Jamtara, Jharkhand by opening bank accounts in several banks of Jharsuguda. The bank accounts opened by the duo were used by these cyber fraudsters who use to steal money from innocent public adapting various methods of cyber-crime.

Police identified the accused as Sunil Kumar Sahu (32), resident of Adarsh Colony and Sekh Amadul alias Sekh Mesthakin (28), a resident of Malda West Bengal

As per the report, on 7th September, based on credible information regarding multiple suspicious transactions in the bank account of one Sunil Kumar Sahu of Adarsh Colony at UCO Bank, Jharsuguda branch reported by the bank manager, Jharsuguda Police had enquired into the matter and found that at regular intervals the huge amount of money was transferred from different locations to the bank account of accused Sunil Kumar Sahu and that money usually were withdrawn immediately. The transactions were suspicious comparative to the income source of Sunil Kumar Sahu. During this process, another five bank accounts were also found in the name of the accused Sunil Kumar Sahu in different banks of Jharsuguda i.e., Bank of India, Canara Bank, Central Bank and Union bank. His other associate Sekh Amadul of Kalimandir was also picked and around eight bank accounts were found in his name at different banks of Jharsuguda, on verification similar suspicious transaction was found from his bank accounts.

As per the interrogation, Sekh Amadul and Sunil Kumar Sahu admitted to having handed over their ATM cards to cyber fraudsters of Jamtara, Jharkhand. Those fraudsters usually dupe the innocent public by adopting various methods of Cyber Crime and divert the money to bank accounts and withdraw those amounts using bank Atm cards, in exchange those fraudsters use to pay 8% of the total cheated amount to these accuse Sunil and Sekh in their bank.

Jharsuguda Superintendent of Police Bikash Ch. Das said that “The duo accuses Sunil Sahu and the mastermind Sekh Amadul has been arrested. We are also trying to nab more miscreants involved in this racket. Very soon our team will visit Jamtara, Jharkhand to investigate further.”