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Swipe machine �scam�: 2 held

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - In a major breakthrough, BIEO has arrested the CMD and the director of a company named Quantoe Traders from West Bengal on charges of cheating scores of people across Assam to the tune of over Rs 1 crore by falsely promising to give them distributorship of ATM swipe machines.

The arrested persons are its CMD Sujan Sarkar and director Sutapa Roy. They had opened an office at Bora Service here and engaged local accomplices as agents to carry out their fraudulent activities, BIEO ASP Purabi Mazumdar said, adding the local agents were not paid any salary.

The victims had lodged a complaint with the BIEO this year after which a case was registered. Two of the accomplices, Ranjit Hazarika and Ranjan Aich, were apprehended from Lakhimpur and Tangla in October. However, Sutapa and Sujan were absconding.

�The two were arrested from Alipurduar yesterday and brought on transit remand to the State today,� the ASP said. Over 35 victims had approached the BIEO. More people duped by the frauds are turning up.

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Swipe machine �scam�: 2 held

GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - In a major breakthrough, BIEO has arrested the CMD and the director of a company named Quantoe Traders from West Bengal on charges of cheating scores of people across Assam to the tune of over Rs 1 crore by falsely promising to give them distributorship of ATM swipe machines.

The arrested persons are its CMD Sujan Sarkar and director Sutapa Roy. They had opened an office at Bora Service here and engaged local accomplices as agents to carry out their fraudulent activities, BIEO ASP Purabi Mazumdar said, adding the local agents were not paid any salary.

The victims had lodged a complaint with the BIEO this year after which a case was registered. Two of the accomplices, Ranjit Hazarika and Ranjan Aich, were apprehended from Lakhimpur and Tangla in October. However, Sutapa and Sujan were absconding.

�The two were arrested from Alipurduar yesterday and brought on transit remand to the State today,� the ASP said. Over 35 victims had approached the BIEO. More people duped by the frauds are turning up.