Inter-state ATM card fraudster arrested in Jajpur

Jajpur: The Panikoili Police arrested a person in connection with ATM card frauds committed in Jajpur district. The person, who was arrested yesterday, has been identified as Ubed Kumar Meher of Bhasma area in Sundergarh district.

According to sources, the accused Ubed targeted women and elderly persons and robbed them off their money by stealing their ATM card details. Police have seized more than 70 ATM cards, seven mobile phones and three laptops from the accused.

Police sources said that the accused Ubed is a civil engineer and is also involved in ATM card frauds in Chhattisgarh as well. He has a gang which aides him in committing the frauds, police said.

Kedarnath Sahu, SDPO, Jajpur Road said “After a tip-off from reliable sources, the IIC of Panikoili had visited Chhattisgarh and helped in arrest of six persons involved in ATM card frauds. After that, we were tracking the mastermind and arrested him yesterday.”