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Kolkata: POLICE in Salt Lake have arrested a college girl and her engineer friend for duping people in the name of providing easy bank loans.

Priya Das and Jehangir Mondal were arrested today from Barasat in North 24-Parganas by a team from Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station.

Priya hails from Baduria, again in North 24-Parganas, and is a third year under-graduate student at Basirhat College. Her friend Jehangir is a private engineer and he too is a resident of Baduria.

Police tracked down them after the manager of a private bank at Salt Lake lodged a complaint on 25 November saying that several people were coming to the bank for loan. Mostly rural people, they were claiming to have been referred by a representative of the bank who had collected some fee from them as well.

Getting into the investigation, police recovered some leaflets from the people who have been duped. The leaflets in Bengali and English carried logos similar to the bank and other finance firms and there was assurance for confirmed loan.

This leaflet trail led the police to the college student girl and her friend. Police said that the two have duped people to the tune of several lakhs of rupees.

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