Fraudster held from city 5-star hotel

The West Bengal CID has arrested one person from a five-star hotel in the city for allegedly duping several people of crores of rupees posing as an officer of state owned steel major SAIL, a senior officer said today.

State CID sleuths along with Puducherry Police arrested Shyam Maitra yesterday, for allegedly posing as the AGM of SAIL in a website and asking people to buy the products of SAIL.

As per a complaint lodged by the owner of a Puducherry-based organisation, Maitra failed to deliver an order of 35 mt of steel through a website operated by the accused, the officer said.

The Puducherry Police approached West Bengal CID and the two conducted raids and nabbed the accused, staying at a five-star hotel in the city.

Initial investigation revealed that the accused has duped several people across the country since 2014 and earned crores of rupees by cheating them, he said.

"The accused, who is a resident of Durgapur, has admitted his crime. Puducherry police are looking into the matter," he said.

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