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Fake army officer held for bank fraud in Odisha capital

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 12:

A 25-year-old man, son of an ex-army officer, was today arrested in the Odisha capital by the Commissionerate Police in a bank fraud case for impersonating a Commissioned officer in the Indian Army.

imposterHe has been identified as Jagannath Parida of Kamagad under Aska police station in Ganjam district.

Acting on a complaint lodged by Manoj Kumar Tripathy, Assistant Vice President of HDFC bank in Saheed Nagar, police nabbed the accused.

According Saheed Nagar police, Jagannath had applied for loan of Rs 7 lakh at HDFC bank here and Rs 5 lakh at Tata Capital by identifying himself as Army Captain of 120 Battalion in the city.

During verification of documents submitted by the accused, the bank found them as all fake and later informed the police.

Acting on the complaint, police began investigation and arrested Jagannath after registering a case (297/2015) under sections 465, 466, 467, 468, and 471 of IPC.

A number of incriminating documents, including fake Army Identity card, four army seals, four debit cards, a driving licence, PAN card, voter ID, two HDFC cheque books, a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) entry card, two passport photos, one mobile phone and one laptop were seized from his possession.

A commerce graduate from Jeypore in Koraput district, Jagannath is the son of Shyam Sundar Parida, a retired Subedar of the Indian Army.

“We have seized many incriminating documents from the accused including four voter ID cards of a woman Rosalin Parida. Who is she and why the accused had possessed her ID cards is to be verified. Much has to be probed into his activities and whether the impersonator has accomplices,” said Saheed Nagar IIC Deepak Kumar Mishra.