Fraudsters found it costly to cheat a policeman posted at Shahdara DCP office on the pretext of being a customer care staff of the bank. The cyber cell of the district arrested all the five accused.
The accused have been identified as Anish Khan (29) of Bulandshahr, Sahil (23) of Noida, Vikas alias Deva (30) of Sangam Vihar, Sandeep Kumar Singh alias Rocky (35) and Harish Tiwari alias Ashu (29) of Dakshinpuri. . DCP (Shahdara) R. Satyasundaram said that one laptop, seven mobiles, five ATM cards and one bank passbook have been recovered.
Puran Chand (31) is posted as a constable in Shahdara DCP office. He told the police that on October 6, his Axis Bank credit card was not working. Asked for help from customer care of Axis Bank through a Twitter handle. The same day a call came from a toll free number. He told that he is speaking to Axis Bank’s credit card service. Puran Chand went to work as per his instructions and Rs 90,157 was withdrawn from his credit card account. On his complaint, a case of cheating was registered at Floor Bazar police station.
As soon as the message of withdrawal of money came, constable Puranchand contacted the cyber cell of the district. A team of Inspector Rakesh Rawat, SI Rohtash, constable Deepak and Amit Chaudhary was formed under the supervision of ACP Manoj Pant. The data of the bank and the data of the telephone company were analysed. Based on this, the caller, in whose account the money went, the SIM provider, the middleman and the ATM card provider were nabbed. During interrogation, it was revealed that the gang used to contact the complainants through social media.
The accused told the police that they used to make spoofed calls using some app. Using a software, the toll free number was displayed on the victim’s mobile. After this, the accused used to transfer the cheated amount from the victim’s credit card through a website. Anish is the main accused, who used to keep an eye on the credit card complainers on social media. Calls used to do the same. Sahil used to provide bank account and SIM card. Vikas had taken a bank account from Rocky for Rs 5000. Harish sold the SIM for Rs 1000.