Odisha man held for duping foreign nationals in Mumbai

Bhubaneswar: Mumbai Police arrested three persons including a man from Odisha for looting cash and other valuables from threeAfghan nationals. The accused have been identified as Santosh Behera, Mahesh Lokhande and Suraj Kalbhaire.

According to senior officials of Panvel Taluka Police, Santosh posing as visa agent had met Sayed Miskteen Sadat who had arrived from Afghanistan along with two other associates in India earlier this week.

Identifying himself as Jack Daniel, Santosh who hails from Odisha met Sayed and assured him to arrange a visa for Canada. Later, he took Sayed and his other friends in a cab to Bhokarpada village, on the old Mumbai-Pune highway.

Soon Santosh’s two other associates arrived at the spot and snatched the bag and other valuables of the foreign nationals.

“We have arrested three persons and recovered 1,200 US dollars, cash worth Rs 3 lakh and other stolen valuables,” said Ashok Rajput, a senior police official of Panvel Taluka Police.