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GST racket busted in Rourkela; 1 person detained

Rourkela: In a major achievement, the GST intelligence wing unearthed a racket involved in fraudulent GST transactions amounting to crores of rupees in Rourkela today. As per reports, the racket was active since the introduction of GST by the union government and had been causing massive losses to the state exchequer by availing benefits under […]

Stock market regulatory authority sues Elon Musk for fraud

New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday presented charges against the founder of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, accusing him of fraud after last month he announced on Twitter that he was planning to take the automaker private. The SEC, which filed its lawsuit in a New York court, says that Musk issued “false […]

Flat buyers allege duping by Hi-Tech Estate & Promoters

Bhubaneswar: Several investors today alleged Hi-Tech Estate and Promoters Private Limited of duping them on the pretext of providing houses. According to sources, investors alleged that Hi-Tech Estate had collected lakhs of rupees from them in the name of providing them houses in Sunderpada area on the outskirts of the city. Though they had booked […]

Top cop of Quick Action Team suspended over charges of fraud

Bhubaneswar: Chief of Quick Action Team (QAT), sub-inspector Deepak Lenka was suspended today. Lenka was suspended following allegations that he was involved in several fraud cases. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty issued the suspension order of Lenka and said that a new QAT team will be formed soon. Along with one assistant sub-inspector of police, eight […]

ORHDC scam: High Court asks 5 accused including IAS officer to surrender

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court rejected the plea of five persons including IAS officer and former director of Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC), Binod Kumar, and directed them to surrender before the Vigilance court in connection with Rs 55 lakh-financial fraud in 2000. As all of them have been pronounced guilty and the quantum […]

Koraput Jagannath Temple Committee alleges financial irregularity

Koraput: A police complaint was filed on Saturday alleging financial irregularities at Jagannath Temple in Koraput. The temple’s operating committee lodged the complaint after a payment of Rs 6,97,900 via cheque for providing iron angles in 2012 was made to the wrong company. Following which Koraput police started an investigation into the case. The matter […]

Online fraud: Bengaluru police begins probe in Rourkela

Rourkela: A team of Bengaluru police today reached Rourkela and started investigation into the online racket that defrauded people across the country to the tune of lakhs of rupees. A member of the gang identified as Chetan Sharma has been arrested by Rourkela police. The police also seized nine pass books of different banks in […]

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Odisha clamps down on registration of false accident cases to defraud insurance cos

Cuttack: Odisha DGP RP Sharma on Monday issued a stern warning to police officers facilitating registration of fake accident cases in connivance with fraudsters to defraud insurance companies. The move comes in the wake of rising fraudulent insurance claims that have assumed serious proportions in Odisha. After taking cognizance of the alarming trend, Sharma has […]

Tender fraud: Bolangir superintending engineer’s role alleged

Bolangir: While investigation into the tender fraud by Suraj Enterprises is on in full swing, questions are being raised on the alleged role of Bolangir Superintending Engineer (Roads and Building) Upendra Kumar Mund in the forgery. It is alleged that even though the State Bank of India (SBI) main branch at Bhawanipatna had apprised the […]

Maradona claims daughters stole nearly $2 mn from him

Milan: Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona will sue his two daughters for allegedly defrauding him of $1,850,000, Italian media and Argentine television reported on Thursday. Maradona has instructed his lawyer to take legal action against his 30-year-old daughter Dalma and his 28-year-old daughter Gianinna for allegedly stealing the money and transferring it to a […]

Globe-trotting ATM fraud arrested

New Delhi: An ATM fraudster, who has cheated at least 50 people over the last three years, has been arrested here, police said on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said the accused Sandeep, 28, was arrested from Farsh Bazar area of east Delhi on Thursday. Prasad said that Sandeep, a resident of Punjab, […]

Fraudster using Babusan’s fake Facebook account arrested

Jajpur: The Panikoili police of Jajpur district today arrested a person from Khariar area of Nuapada district on the charge of cheating people impersonating as Ollywood actor Babusan through a fake Facebook ID. The police arrested him on the basis of a complaint lodged by a woman of Panikoili. As per the complainant, the accused […]

In the name of GST: Teleshopping offer takes youth on a ride!

Bhubaneswar: Have you ever been a victim of teleshopping fraud? It was nothing less than a shock for Bhubaneswar resident Bikrant Kumar who received small idols of deities instead of a phone he had ordered through teleshopping. According to reports, some days back Bikrant had received a call from an unknown number and was offered […]

NSS funds worth Rs 48 lakh duped in Sambalpur University

Sambalpur: A major financial scam has come to limelight at Sambalpur University here after the institution’s financial controller alleged a senior section officer of duping funds worth Rs 48 lakh. Preliminary police probe revealed that section officer of the University Trinath Hati had allegedly embezzled National Service Scheme (NSS) funds worth Rs 47, 73,912 by […]

Jajpur Panchayat Office fraud: Two ex-officials convicted, to undergo 7 yrs RI

Bhubaneswar: In a success for the Crime Branch, two persons have been convicted in connection with misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 1.9 crore in Jajpur District Panchayat Office here on Tuesday. Official sources said, former Panchayat Officer Brajaraj Biswal and cashier Bichitrananda Mohanty have been convicted to undergo 7 years imprisonment […]

Two arrested in job fraud case

Rourkela: The Rourkela Plant Site police today arrested two persons for allegedly duping job aspirants. The arrested were identified as Mangesh Baidya of Bhilai Chattisgarh and his security In-charge Bikram Singh. The cops also seized a Tata Safari that had a red beacon atop and other documents from their possession. Mangesh claimed himself to be […]

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Ex-MLA Bimal Lochan Das gets jail term for loan fraud

Baripada: The Vigilance court here on Wednesday awarded former State legislator Bimal Lochan Das one year jail term and penalty in connection with a loan fraud in Baripada Urban Bank Co-operative Bank. Sources said, the court has also penalised seven others for their involvement in the case. Das had sanctioned lakhs of rupees to different […]

Air Odisha former director arrested 

Bhubaneswar: Former director of Air Odisha Aviation Pvt Ltd (AOAPL) Santosh Pani was arrested by the Khandagiri Police today on the basis of a NBW issued against him in connection with a fraud case. Sources said a complaint was filed against Pani on the allegation of cheating Sandeep Ray, son of former Union coal minister […]

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'Freedom 251' fraud: Police hunt for other directors

Ghaziabad: After arresting Mohit Goel, Director of Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, police said they were searching for four more directors of the company that launched the world’s cheapest smarphone. Goel was detained late on Thursday after an FIR was filed by Ghaziabad-based Ayam Enterprises, alleging that Ringing Bells defrauded it of Rs 16 lakh. […]

Fraud firm dupes job seekers of Rs 1 crore

Puri: As many as 100 youths were allegedly duped of Rs 1 crore by a Puri-based consultancy firm SCT Travel to Manpower on the pretext of jobs in overseas countries. According to sources, the consultancy firm, located at Kuchinda Vihar in Puri, cheated huge amount of money from the youths from Ganjam, Nayagarh, Puri, Khurda […]

Railway staff among three held for defrauding job aspirants

Rourkela: Bandhamunda police today arrested three persons including a Railway mechanic fitter on the charge of defrauding the job aspirants with a promise to provide them jobs in Indian Railways. The arrested have been identified as Harry Anthony alias Harry, Bilkan Bhengra and Sugan Gudia. While Harry works as a mechanical fitter in Indian Railways, […]

Vigilance raids Motilal’s aide Happy

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today carried out searches at seven places, including the official residence of Himansu Kar alias Happy, as part of its investigation into the fraud committed by Motilala Gouda, the former assistant director of Factories & Boilers who is presently lodged at Jharapada jail for his involvement in the fake gazette notification scam. […]

Odisha sportsmen under CBI scanner for forged age-proof

New Delhi: CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry against 34 budding cricketers and athletes of Odisha for allegedly manipulating their age records. CBI sources said the inquiry initiated by its Sports Integrity Unit has identified 34 sportsmen with regard to alleged age records fraud besides officials of Cuttack District Athletic Association and Odisha Cricket Association […]

Seashore CMD's wife granted interim bail

Rourkela: The court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) here today granted interim bail to Jyotirani Sarangi, wife of the Seashore Group CMD Prashant Dash, who was arrested in a fraud case on June 7. The commissionerate police had arrested her in a fraud case in Laxmisagar area in Bhubaneswar on the basis of a non-bailable […]

Shareholder charges Air Odisha with fraud

Bhubaneswar: A shareholder of home-grown intra-state flight operator, Air Odisha, has filed a fraud case against the company at the Khandagiri police station. The complainant, identified as Sandeep Ray, son of BJP MLA Dilip Ray, had alleged in his complaint that that two cheques worth Rs 40 lakh given to him by the company has […]