Two operatives of Jamtara gang arrested in Odisha’s Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda/Bhubaneswar: Unearthing the links to Jharkhand-based Jamtara cyber fraud, the Jharsuguda Police today arrested two members of the gang.

Jharsuguda SP Bikash Chandra Dash told media persons about the modus operandi of the two accused and said the duo had opened 13 accounts in five banks in the town. Subsequently, the money defrauded by Jamtara gang members were being transferred from the duo’s accounts. Within fraction of seconds the same amount was being transferred to the accounts of the Jamtara gang.

Though the bank accounts were opened in the name of the two accused, the Jamtara gang was operating the 13 accounts, the SP added.

Initially, suspecting instant transactions in some bank accounts, the Jharsuguda Police monitored the accounts with the help of concerned bank branches in Jharsuguda town. Later the police keep an eye on the movement of the accountholders of such bank accounts.

Without any source of income transactions of big amount in such bank accounts raised further suspicion among the police.

The SP added investigation revealed that the Chief of Jamtara gang met the two accused, Sunil Sahu from Adarsh Colony and Sk Amadul alias Sk Mastakin from Kalimandir area in Jharsuguda town. The Jamtara gang Chief gave the duo Rs 10,000 to open the bank accounts.

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The two accused were getting 8% commission per transaction of the defrauded amount and the rest was taken by the Jamtara gang, the SP stated.

Further probe is on and the Jharkhand Police has been assisting in this regard, the police official said.

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