Jajpur: The Panikoili police today arrested a conman from Khariar area of Nuapada district on charges of duping people posing himself as Ollywood actor Babusan through a fake Facebook Id.
The police arrested the fraudster following a complaint lodged by a woman of Panikoili. The accused, the complaint of said, cheated the woman of Rs 22,000 and over 70 grams of gold ornaments on the pretext of giving her daughter a break in Ollywood as a child artist. The accused had created a fake Facebook account in the name of Babusan to hoodwink people.
Interestingly, the police nabbed the imposter when had gone to Khariar today to demand more amounts from the woman.
Reports said that the fraudster was collecting money abusing the name and fame of the Odia actor on the pretext of various projects. Initially when the issue had cropped up babusan had clarified in the media that he had no Facebook account and threatened to lodge an FIR from his side in this regard.