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Odisha CB arrest 7 from Delhi, NCR in insurance fraud


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch have arrested seven persons from Delhi and national capital region (NCR) for defrauding a person from Cuttack.

As per Crime Branch Special DG Bijay Kumar Sharma, seven persons have been arrested from Delhi, Faridabad and Noida region for duping a person of Rs 5.5 lakh, promising him to disburse maturity amount towards an insurance policy.

The complainant – Laxmidhar Hota (41) – had filed a complaint with Cyber Crime police station and a case was registered under section 419, 420 and 34 of IPC r/w 66-C/66-D of Information Technology Act.

Sharma took to micro-blogging site Twitter where he revealed the information.

The accused have been brought on transit remand and will be produced before Magistrate in Cuttack.

Huge cash of over Rs 44 lakh, mobile phone handsets, SIM cards, PAN card, credit and debit cards have been seized from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Ritesh Singh alias Mohit Bhati alias Prince Kumar (28), Akash Singh alias Nitin Kumar (28), Aman alias Avinash Kumar Singh (22), Jaypal Singh (26), Ramraj Singh Parmar (26), Pradeep Kumar (25), Prem Kumar Biswakarma (31)

Police suspects the group to be involved in similar fraud cases. They are probing further into the case.

Notably, a case was registered with Cyber Police Station in connection with this case in March last year.