Jamshedpur: Jadugora police here on Saturday arrested Sidhu Purty, the alleged mastermind of the chit-fund scam unearthed in Narwa Pahar. The accused was taken in custody from a Narwa Pahar company quarter around 3 pm. Cops are now looking for Roshan Topno, another accused in the scam.
According to sources, Topno, an employee of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Sundernagar, is reportedly hiding somewhere near Jodadih in Simdega. The accused is staying with his parents, sources said.
Police are also keeping an eye in Dumitra at Anandpur (in West Singhbhum) where Topno�s in-laws reside. Topno has been evading many investors over the years.
The officer in-charge of Jadugora police station, Priyanka Anand, has intensified search for the accused persons in the scam. The accused persons went traceless after taking several crores of investors. The prime accused Kamal Singh escaped with the money collected from investors from 2007 to 2014. He is currently in Ghagidih Central Jail. Many more accused of this scam are behind the bars.