Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, Odisha Crime Branch (CB) arrested seven inter-state cyber criminals in connection with a case of advance fee fraud on Monday.
According to Crime Branch Special DG Bijay Kumar Sharma, the accused were arrested from New Delhi, Faridabad and Noida areas in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Crime Branch officials also seized Rs. 44.12 Lakh, credit cards, ATM cards PAN cards, mobile phones and SIM cards from their possession.
The arrested persons have been identified as Rites Singh, Akash Singh, Abinash Kumar Singh, Jayapal Singh, Ramraj Singh, Pradip Kumar and Prem Sankar Biswakarma.
They have been brought to Cuttack on transit remand and will be produced before a Magistrate soon, said Sharma.
The accused had cheated one Laxmidhar Hota, a native of Tarapur village in Cuttack district, of Rs. 5.5 lakhs by giving him false promise of payment of maturity amount of a Tata AIG insurance policy online. Hota had registered a case in Cyber Police Station in March, 2016.