Patna, Jagran Team. Cyber Crime in Bihar: How much money does it take to open a savings bank account? In general nothing. To open an account in a bank, all you need to do is provide your identity proof, proof of residence and some photographs. Apart from this, banks recommend maintaining the minimum balance as per the prescribed rules after opening the account. These rules are for common people and every bank follows it. But, do you know that there is also buying and selling of bank accounts in Bihar. A bank account is sold for up to Rs 30,000. Such accounts are opened by gullible people and they are used for illegal activities especially cyber fraud. In recent times, many such cases have come to the fore in Bihar.
Three cyber thugs arrested with cash of 1.80 lakh
On Thursday, a special team of Sheikhpura police arrested three members of the cyber fraud gang with cash and papers. The three were arrested red handed by the police while withdrawing money from the Axis Bank ATM located at Cinema Road in the city on Thursday evening. They have been identified as Monu Kumar, Shivam Kumar and Saurabh Kumar, residents of Rasalpur village of Hatiyawan OP of Sheikhpura police station. Apart from cash of one lakh 80 thousand rupees, one bike, four smart phones, four ATM cards, two bank passbooks, two PAN cards and two Aadhar cards have also been seized from the trio.
The people of the village are made prey by taking them into the trap
The mastermind of this gang is said to be a resident of Lucknow. SP Karthikeya Sharma told that the arrested miscreant takes the people of the village under his guise and gets them to open accounts in banks in their names and also takes ATM cards in their names. That bank account is sold for thirty thousand rupees. Businessmen do wrong things with the same account. The account from which these people were withdrawing Rs. has been frozen. There is currently Rs 3.20 lakh in the account.
Such a case has also come to the fore in Patna.
A few days back, such a case has also come to the fore in Patna. In Patna, some fraudsters opened an office in the name of a fake company. People got their documents and photos by luring them with a fake and lucrative scheme. Used them to open bank accounts and fled. Gangs of such thugs are also very active in Gaya, Nawada and Nalanda districts of Bihar.
Get information like Aadhaar and PAN on the pretext of lucrative schemes
The thugs of this gang lure people with lucrative schemes and take photos along with Aadhar and PAN cards from them. Through this they open accounts in banks and sell it to cyber thugs. Cyber thugs ask for fraudulent money in similar bank accounts, which is in someone else’s name, but they are operated by thugs. If the police also investigates in this case, then only the person with the bank account can reach it. Real thugs stay away.