EOW freezes seven bank accounts of arrested conman ‘Golden Baba’

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Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch on Tuesday froze seven bank accounts with deposits of around Rs 51 lakh belonging to arrested conman ‘Golden Baba’.

The self-styled Golden Baba alias Jyotiranjan Beura was taken on a one-remand by the CB on January 12. During interrogation, the CB sleuths have traced a scam of more than 300 crores and are again gearing up to take him on remand for a few more days, sources said.

Officials said that ‘Golden Baba’ was running his business not only in Odisha but also in other states. With this active presence of mind, the conman used to honeytrap people in New Delhi and Mumbai.

After interrogation unraveled a spectrum of other fraud activities and involvement of a number of influential people, the CB could possibly seek more information on ‘Golden Baba’ from its New Delhi and Mumbai counterparts.

The self-styled ‘Golden Baba’ was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on December 31 last year on charges of duping a resident of Barbil in Keonjhar district.

The EOW is probing all angles and aspects of the case including money transactions, trailing and other links of the accused self-styled ‘Golden Baba’.

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