The Delhi Police has arrested 12 individuals allegedly concerned in over 1,000 circumstances of on-line dishonest by creating faux web sites and tricking their victims to obtain malware of their telephones, an official stated on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) KPS Malhotra stated six of the accused, all natives of Jamtara in Jharkhand, had been arrested from Bengaluru in September this yr, following which six others had been arrested from varied different locations together with West Bengal.
Police stated utilizing malware, the accused used to steal data from the telephones of the victims and received their banking particulars to get their cash transferred fraudulently.
They stated faux web sites had been created by the accused who then promoted these by search engine marketing.
Police stated the matter got here to mild after a person complained to police that he had been duped of Rs 27.10 lakh.
The DCP stated technical investigation and human intelligence revealed that this gang of cheats was working at a pan-India degree.
The primary raid was carried out in September 2021 and 6 accused individuals who all had been natives of Jamtara, Jharkhand had been arrested from Bengaluru.
The arrested accused had been recognized as Mohammad Mujahid Ansari, Asif Ansari, Gulab Ansari, Shahnawaz Ansari, Baharuddin Ansari and Basaruddin Ansari, the DCP stated, including all of them are in judicial custody.
The officer stated the accused tricked victims into downloading and putting in an software of their telephones. These purposes then requested for OTPs and different data.
Posing as financial institution officers, they used to trick victims into downloading the applying or malware into their telephones, the DCP stated, including after the applying was downloaded, the accused would ask for extra particulars to realize entry to victims’ financial institution accounts and switch cash from them later.
Throughout the investigation, the accused instructed the police that their chief lives in Jamtara and requested them to maneuver out in order that the gang doesn’t get caught.
They additional disclosed the names of their associates in West Bengal following which 5 males, recognized as Sahani Khan, Abubakar Saha, Rajesh Ghorai, Suraj Saha and Mijanur Ansari, had been arrested from West Bengal, the DCP stated.
These 5 males used to offer SIM playing cards, financial institution accounts and faux web sites to on-line gangs, he stated.
The mastermind of the gang, recognized as Muslim Ansari, was arrested after a number of raids in Jamtara on Tuesday, police stated.
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