The accused has been identified as Prajna Prakash Nayak, who also impersonated him as an official of Income Tax Department, said police.
As per the report, the accused managed to win the faith of the NRI by introducing him as the owner of a company involved in faceless assessment work approved by Central Board of Direct Taxes. Later, by promising the victim of empanelment in the above mentioned scheme under CBDT Nayak received money from him in several instalments.
The NRI later realizing that Nayak was a fraud lodged a complaint to Lingaraj Police and a probe was initiated.
Lingaraj Police finally succeeded in arresting the accused today.