Kendrapada, 30 May-2014, TNN: Police arrested five persons, including two women, for selling fake gold jewellery at Chandikhol in Jajpur district on Thursday. Those arrested are Dilip Pradhan, 40, Rama Pradhan, 25, Akshya Pradhan, 27, Runu Pradhan, 20 and Gouri Pradhan, 24, of Mundamala village near Chandikhol.
Police zeroed in on them following a tip-off from victim Ashutosh Roul of Kanakapur village in Jagatsinghpur district. He had bought 200 grams of gold from the arrested persons for Rs 2.29 lakh.
Police also seized about 1 kg of fake gold ornaments from them. The modus operandi of the arrested persons was to dupe prospective buyers by showing them a few genuine gold items and replacing them with fake ones at the time of sale, the police officer said.