ED arrests three after Irish woman complains of cyber fraud


PTI, Jan 1, 2024, 8:18 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate Monday said it has arrested three persons as part of its money laundering probe into an alleged cyber fraud perpetrated against an Irish national through a call centre located in West Bengal’s Kharagpur.

Nitesh Kumar from Patna and Sagar Yadav and Santosh Kumar from Kolkata were taken into custody last month after searches were carried out by the central probe agency in Kolkata and Kharagpur, it said in a statement.

The agency’s action was based on a complaint of cyber fraud registered by a woman from Ireland, claiming that she was “cheated of Euro 950 (Rs 84,941) through cyber fraud activities”.

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