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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Lingaraj Police has obtained six-day remand of high-profile conman Pragya Prakash Nayak from Jharapada Jail on Wednesday to investigate some of his suspected international monetary transactions.

During preliminary investigation, the police had found the information provided by Nayak to be false, suspicious and fabricated. 

"We have obtained an international cheque book from his possession which was given to him by a complainant. We will further investigate his source of income and means of sustainable," informed Uma Shankar Dash, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar. 

"He posed as a chartered consultant of Income Tax department and we are yet to obtain any strong evidence (certificate) that proves so. We found all of his actions to be suspicious. We have consulted financial experts who are working closely with the police department," said Dash.

The police will launch a probe to find out Nayak's extensive network and more details about his high-profile fraud operations. Moreover, they will investigate the case exploring various angles. Currently, Nayak is being questioned by the investigating team.

Dash further informed that the police will trace details about the financial transactions and source of income of Nayak During the remand period and will also try to trace any other victim of Nayak.

It is pertinent to mention here that Nayak was arrested by the police for allegedly duping many people posing as a Chartered Consultant. He had duped over several Crore of money from many. After receiving complaints, the police had arrested him and he was moved to Jharapada central jail in Bhubaneswar following the court's direction.

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