Bhubaneswar, August 18 (LocalWire): A 38-year-old jobless law graduate, who used to deceive women by posting fake profiles on matrimonial websites, was arrested today by police here, thanks to the initiative by an Odia Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.
The imposter, Biranchi Nath was arrested from near the premises of a posh hotel in the city on charges of cheating women and their parents by using fake identities.
While he had posed as a doctor working with the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, his other profile showed him as a Chandigarh-based GST deputy commissioner.
“The offence could be cracked by us as Nagpur-based Anup Kumar Satpathy provided us with all the details and antecedents of the fraudster,” Nayapalli Police Station inspector Arun Kumar Swain told the LocalWire.
“I was impressed by the profile posted by the accused in a matrimonial site about six months back.
I found him to be a suitable match for my sister, who is a doctor.
He claimed to be a neurosurgeon in the prestigious AIIMS, New Delhi.
On inquiry, I found the claims to be false,” IRTS officer Satpathy told LocalWire.
“Last week, I found an impressive profile of an Odia bachelor with claims of officiating as deputy commissioner, GST in Chandigarh.
On further inquiry, I found it to be the same imposter who had posted another profile to deceive young women,” Satpathy added.
“Deeply upset with such an act of hoodwinking, I made up my mind to take him to the task.
I informed the Bhubaneswar police. They promptly responded and a trap was laid. The accused had desired for a meeting with my sister and accordingly the plan was worked out.
Police tracked his mobile phone number and nabbed him near the posh hotel,” he said.
“The accused was booked under IPC sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating) and relevant sections of Information and Technology Act,” Swain said adding he is being quizzed further to find out other similar cases of cheating that he might have committed.