Real-life Bunty Aur Babli held in Bolangir

Bhubaneswar: Inspired by Abhisekh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee starrer Bollywood blockbuster Bunty Aur Babli, a couple who used to con people was arrested here on Monday.

The couple identified as Washim Khan and Ankita Seth hailing from Raipur had opened up their shop in Bolangir few months ago. They had started their operations under the banner of a private insurance company assuring the investors of high returns.

Bolangir, which witnessed many fraudulent companies disappearing in the past, was up for another instance. However, the duo was apprehended before successfully executing their plans.

Recently, a dubious company operating under the banner of Reliance Life decamped with crores of rupees from the investors. Notably, the company was being operated by the same couple. And now, the duo had been collecting money on the name of Bajaj Allianz.

The modus operandi of the couple was meticulously designed to trap the naïve investors. They used to call up customers as representatives of insurance companies or informing them of winning a lottery.

The unsuspecting customers put in their hard-earned money in the lucrative schemes. A customer, Trinath Kalta, went up to the office to redeem a policy and was given a cheque in return. Finding the cheque bearing no official seal of the company, he raised doubts over its authenticity. That’s how all the plans of the duo fell apart.

However, the couple admitted to have committed the crime before the local police.