Alappuzha: The Changannur police arrested a Bangal native in connection with online shopping fraud. Accord-ing to the police, the accused has been identified as Biplav Ghose, 21, Sodepur, Kolkata. He was arrested by team led by sub-inspector P. S. Prakash on Saturday.
The incident came to light after a woman from Ilanjimel near Chenga-nnur lost money recently. She got a call and text message from an online shopping website couple of days after her husband bought home appliances through online.
The woman was told that she had won Rs 5.5lakh so they had to remit Rs 5,600 to get prize money. She went to SBI branch in Piliyoor and paid the money. Later, the woman got another call asking additional Rs 4,000 for processing. When she came to bank for transaction, the bank officials developed doubt and they alerted police about the incident.
The accused was identified as resident under the jurisdiction of Haride-vpur Police station throu-gh the probe into transaction details. The investigation team has found that at least Rs 34 lakh had been credited to his account from bank branches in various states including Kerala, Andhra, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The investigation has been intensified to nab rest of accused involved in the case. The accused has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by Judicial First Class Magistrate Court , Chengannur', police said....