Odisha Couple ‘Clueless’ About Rs 4 Crore Transaction In Bank Accounts, Seeks Police Help

Cuttack: The entire world has turned upside down for Devendra Rout and his wife Sasmita Sethi after the couple got an IT notice for transactions worth crores of rupees made through bank accounts opened in their names.

As per reports, the couple was allegedly lured with a promise of a job by Birakishore Das and Pawan of Purighat area in Cuttack and opened two bank accounts by providing their documents including Aadhaar card, voter ID and others. As per reports, one account in HDFC bank was opened in the name of Devendra and another was opened in the name of his wife in Central Bank.

The couple learnt about the fraud only after the Income Tax department served notice regarding transaction of Rs 4.43 crore through their bank accounts.

Meanwhile, following complaints, Purighat Police has arrested two persons.

“After getting notice from the Income Tax department, we had met the officials. We have sought intervention of Cuttack DCP in connection with the incident,” said Devendra Rout.

Devendra’s wife Sasmita stated that “They took all our documents and opened the bank accounts. Only after both of them were arrested, we came to know that they are involved in some chit fund scam.”