A team of Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a youth from Bari area of Jajpur district on charges of facilitating execution of various cyber frauds outside Odisha.
A five-member team of Police from the national Capital raided the house of one Pritam Kar at Bhurunga under Bari Ramachandrapur police limits in Jajpur and nabbed him. Cops also reportedly seized some incriminating documents from him.
As per reports, the 30 -year-old youth used to provide SIM cards to cyber criminals under fake identities in Odisha.
Pritam allegedly used to generate bogus ID proofs and activate the SIM cards of various telecom networks before selling them to cyber criminals in Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Rajstahan. The cyber fraudsters used to cheat people through on-line mode by using the SIM cards, police said.
Pritam allegedly earned huge amounts from the fraudsters by selling the SIM cards. He used to send the SIMs through couriers, police said.
The Delhi Police has moved a local court in Jajpur seeking transit remand of Pritam for more investigation. His involvement in online frauds in Odisha is also under scanner, police said.
Sources said, a sudden rise in the assets possessed by Pritam raised doubts in the minds of his co-villagers that he might have been involved in some unlawful activities. Several inputs from the locals are also believed to have been tipped off to the police that helped them crack the case.
The investigating team has now launched a manhunt to trace the cyber criminals involved in the illegal syndicate in other states. More information can be extracted from Pritam after interrogation, police said.