.........JAGATSINGHPUR:Tirtol police on Monday arrested a person, hailing from Jharkhand, in a vishing (voice phishing) case and seized cell phone, SIM cards, cash, fake currencies and other documents used in the fraud from him.
The accused was identified as Mukesh Kumar Mandal of Margomunda village in Deoghar district of the neighbouring State. Earlier, police had arrested an IT engineer from Jharkhand in this connection.
Sources said that one Kajal Pradhan of Termanpur within Tirtol police limits had lodged an FIR on August 18 alleging the vishing fraud. The woman stated that on August 12, she received an unknown call from a fraudster who identified himself as an ATM relations manager based in Mumbai. The caller said her ATM card was at risk and asked for the pin number.
The fraudster also instructed her to furnish the one time password (OTP) which she received on her registered mobile number. After getting all the card details, he made a number of online transactions including purchase of different goods, electronic equipment and gadgets worth `34,700 fraudulently.
On the basis of the FIR, police registered a case and started investigation. During probe, it was found that the fraudster used two cell phones to call the complainant from Bihar and Jharkhand. Police also found that the accused were from Margomunda.
A police team went to Margomunda during the first week of September and arrested IT engineer Dhiraj Kumar Gupta. As many as 14 cell phones were seized from his possession. However, five other accused managed to give police the slip.During interrogation, Gupta disclosed the names of other accused on the basis of which police arrested Mandal from Margomunda on Monday.Tirtol IIC Balaram Nayak said the other accused, who are on the run, will be arrested soon.