Kolkata: Two persons were arrested by the Kolkata cyber cell for allegedly operating fake Facebook accounts of three prominent Tollywood actors and cheating women by asking money from them with promise of giving them role in TV serials and movies.
Police said, Satyabrata Das (26) and Navin Kumar (24), residents of Nimpur in Kharagpur and Samastipur in Bihar respectively were arrested from their homes on the basis of a complaint lodged by one of the aggrieved women on 24th June, who was duped of Rs 5,000 last month.
In a complaint lodged before Anandapur police station last week, the victim, Pushpita Pal Chowdhury, had alleged that she became friends with one of the actors over Facebook, who had promised her a role in a television serial during a chat over messenger and had asked her to pay the money to one of his assistants last week. However, after the woman could not bag any role, she realised she was duped.
Police further added , on last year in June and November,three prominent Tollywood actors Arjun Chakrabarty, Shashwat Chatterjee and Bhaskar Banerjee complaint that fake facebook accounts were created on their names and it’s been misused. On June 24th when the cyber cell of Kolkata police got the compliant from Pushpita,the matter was crystal clear before them. Accordingly police track the accused and arrested them.