Anikesh had impersonated as a contractor involved in various projects of ITDC and while Chandan faked as a senior official of ITDC and Bikash claimed he was working as a clerk in the Corporation.
The cyber fraudsters used to create fake WhatsApp accounts of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and requested money from a few MPs.
The company under various lucrative schemes and packages promoted direct selling of various household and electronic goods having cashback offers.
The trio along with their associates had contacted more than 4.38 lakh people spanning across the country including Odisha.
A team of Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force and West Bengal police arrested a notorious inter-State drug trafficker in connection with a case registered against him in the State.
The State drugs control squad had seized around 170 boxes containing around 17,000 allegedly fake Favipiravir tablets from the firm on June 10.
They intercepted Safikul Sk of Beldanga in Murshidabad district on NH-16 near Tangi on Wednesday when he was attempting to deliver the consignment to a customer.
The Crime Branch is zeroing on the woman operative who had allegedly honey-trapped five employees to elicit defence secrets.
Sources said the lady handler had been calling the accused from different locations after initially establishing a link with them through WhatsApp.
Agriculture subsidy on farm implements, amounting to several crores of rupees, is being pocketed by unscrupulous elements in Odisha, thanks to absence of physical verification.
Earlier in the day, the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate at Balasore granted remand of the five, including a staffer and four contractual employees of at ITR for a week.
Though details of the test are yet to be known, reports of alleged mismatch of statements of the DFO and cook have surfaced.
The four accused had allegedly communicated classified defence secrets to the foreign agents after they were contacted through various ISD phone numbers.
Bidya reportedly wanted a divorce from Soumya and his family members have accused her of developing a bonhomie with Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sangram Behera.