Four arrested for cheating goldsmiths in Jajpur

Jajpur: Four persons were arrested for allegedly attempting to cheat four goldsmiths by selling them fake jewellery in Chandikhole area in Jajpur district on Monday. The accused, residents of Dhamnagar in neighbouring Bhadrak district, were part of a gang selling fake jewellery by describing the ornaments as gold, police said.

They have been identified as Ramakanta Das (27), Sukanta Das (24), Susanta Das (26) and Deba Das (27). Police also recovered 650 grams artificial gold ornaments including necklace, ear rings, rings, Rs 5000 cash and three mobile phones from them.

According to the police, four goldsmiths led by Rajib Paikray in Khurda district had contacted the accused to purchase gold ornaments as they were selling jewellery at low price. Accordingly, the buyers had given Rs 5000 to the seller as advance for the purpose and they were told to reach railway station near Chandikhole to take the consignment.

Getting a tip off, Chandikhole police reached the spot and nabbed all of them.

“A proper examination of the seized items showed they were made of brass. They are plated with gold and then sold as genuine gold jewelry,” said Deepak Kumar, Superintendent of Police of Jajpur.

The SP said one of the ornaments initially shown to the buyer prior to the transaction was genuine and the delivery items were artificial.