Odisha STF cracks huge inter-state racket of mule bank accounts; 3 held

  • Oct 19, 2023
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Bhubaneswar, Oct 19:

Basing on the intelligence input about running of a huge racket of mule bank Accounts, STF of Odisha police conducted raids and arrested three scammers. 

The accused have been identified as Sk Hapizul, Sk Jahangir and Sk Jamiruddin.

During raid, various incriminating materials such as mobile phones, pre-activated SIM Cards, bank Pass Books and Aadhar Cards were seized from their possession. 

According to officials, this racket operates mainly in the tri-junction area of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal especially in the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, East Sighbhoom, West Singhbhoom and Saraikela. 

The racket is headed by Sk Jamiruddin of West Midnapore in West Bengal. 

“Sk Jamiruddin has employed around 15 people to open bank accounts. These members visit various interior areas of these district targeting mainly poor villagers and persuade them for opening the bank accounts,” said officials. 

Villagers were generally offered Rs 2000 per account for giving their documents and opening the bank accounts. However, the mobile numbers linked with bank accounts are provided by gang members. 

A case (24/2023) under Sections 419,420,465,467,468,471,120(B) and 34 of IPC r/w. 66 C & 66D of IT Act, 2000 has been registered in this connection. They will be forwarded to the court of SDJM in Bhubaneswar, said officials. 

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