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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERSTASTE GANG COMMITTING FRAUD, FOUR ARRESTED WITH SEVERAL ELECTRONIC GADGETS

May 24, 2018 09:20 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Delhi Police reported to have arrested four accused busting interstaste Online Fraud racket cheating several people all over India after taking OTP (one time password). 

Nupur Prasad, IPS, DCP,  told media that  on 13.03.2018, a complaint was submitted by the complainant R/O Anand Vihar,Delhi Age 78 Yrs. in which she stated that she received a call from a unknownnumber and the person pretended himself an employee from RBI and stated thather bank account to be linked with Aadhar Card. At this condition, she shared herATM card details with OTP received at her registered mobile phone.

After sometimes, when she checked messages, she found that amount of Rs. 1.85 Lakhs have been deducted from her two PNB accounts. In this regard, a case vide FIRNo. 83/18 U/S 420/123(B) IPC & 66(D) IT Act was registered at PS AnandVihar.To crack the above said case, the case was transferred to Cyber Cell ShahdaraDistrict, a team comprising of SI Rohtash, SI Devendra Chahar, HC Rahul, HCRajeev, HC Girraj Singh, Ct. Vikas, W/CT. Monica, W/CT. Deepshikha wasconstituted under the supervision of Insp. Sunjay Sharma, Incharge/Cyber Cell,AATS, Narcotics, Surveillance Unit of Shahdara district under the closesupervision of Addl. DCP-II/Shahdara Sh. Rajeev Kumar.

INVESTIGATION:-

During the course of investigation, details were obtained fromthe concerned bank & it’s came to notice that fraudster has transferred theamount in different E-wallets. we succeeded in getting the total amount of Rs.40,777/- get reverted into the complainant A/c from some of the allegedE-wallet by taking prompt action.

During verification from above said all E-walletmerchants it came to notice that several electricity bills against JodhpurVidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. have been paid through some concerned E-wallets. Onverification from Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd., it has been revealed thatall bills have been paid from the E-Mitra counter (One of the private countersopened by the government of Rajasthan for the purpose of public friendlydigital governance) situated at AEN Office Sardarshahar, Distt. Churu,Rajasthan.

In this regard, beneficiary of E-Mitra counter/accused Surendar Singh wasarrested & he disclosed that he used to take cash amount from Electricityusers to pay their bills but the details of the bills were used to be sent inbulk through E-mail & whats App to his co-associate Shabir Ali afterdeducting his 5% commission from the collected amount. The money was used to betransferred through IMPS/NEFT or cash to accused Shabir Ali. Then accused ShabirAli used to send all the customer details to Purnanand kr. Tiwari @ Mukesh Kr.Tiwari for the online electricity payment by using the cheated amount availableinto the suspected E- Wallets. The details of the alleged e-wallets used to begiven to him by the gang leader Ram Kumar Mandal @ Sitaram Mandal . 

On the instance of Surendar Singh, said accused Shabir Ali wasarrested from Sri Dungargarh, Bikaner Rajasthan, he disclosed that he came incontact with one Mukesh over Mobile phone and he suggested him to use illegalmoney stored in E-wallet to pay the online bills. He allured him to pay hugepercentage if he provides him clients. On this he contacted Surendra Singh& persuaded him to get benefited by this modus operandi. By this waythey started using illegal money to execute transaction and converting it intowhite money. He used to collect details from Surendra and sent to Mukesh in hiswhats app. After confirmation of payment, he transferred the amount to theMukesh after deduction of his 15 % commission.

Team was sent toJharkhand in the search of accused Mukesh Kumar @ Purnanad Tiwari, where it hascome to notice that the alleged person is operating his gang in the area of distt.Jamui, Bihar. They also take the advantage of Border area, if any police partycomes to arrest them, they moved into other state. Hence it become difficultfor the local Police to help the investigating officers.

After thededicated efforts of the team, the accused Purnanand Tiwari @ Mukesh Tiwari wasarrested. Accused Mukesh accepeted the facts that the customer details used tobe furnished by the Shabir Ali and the E wallets used to be given by the gangleader and the hello master Ram kumar mandal @ Sitaram.

On the basis of technical surveillance & ground level efforts, the Accused Ram kumar mandal has beenarrested from market of his village Sundarjori, PS Karamatar, District Jamtara,Jharkhand after laying a trap.

During course of investigation, itwas found that accused persons are using twenty different banks accounts fortransaction & same has been blocked 

MODUS OPERANDI:-

This type of gang used to make a fakecall pretending himself as Bank Manager or the employee of RBI, and asked thecomplete details of the card holder. After obtaining credential informationi.e. card number, CVV number & OTP. Theytransferred the whole amount into various E-wallets/virtual accounts &routed the money into other e-wallet & finally they transferred the moneyinto bank accounts & paid the utility bills i.e. electricity bill, DTH& Mobile recharge & etc. Hence converting illegal money stored inE-wallet into cash.

Police recovered Two Laptops.Four Smart phone Six keypad phone. 75 thousand rupees.Silver coins, Silver ornaments and Cheque books. 

The accused identified as RamKumar Mandal @ Sita Ram Mandal R/o, Distt. Jamtara, Jharkhand. Age 25Years. (Previously convicted for 1½years in case FIR No. 70/16, u/s 467/468/471/419/420/120B/34 IPC &66(B)(C)(D) IT Act, PS Karmatar, Distt. Jamtara, Jharkhand).,  PurnanandKumar Tiwari @ MukeshR/o, Distt. Giridih, Jharkhand age 22 years (Arrested insame type of case in PS Ahilapur, Distt. Giridih, Jharkhand). ShabirAli R/O,. Bikaner, Rajasthan. Age 27 years and  SurendraSingh R/o, District Hanuman Garh, Rajasthan age 22 Yrs.

FACE2NEWS ADVISES

Never share your credential information i.e. Debit/Credit card number, CVV number & OTP toanybody. In the absence of said information nobody can cheat you ever.

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