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Cyber crime case cracked; accused nabbed in Delhi


Team Udayavani, Jul 5, 2019, 1:28 PM IST

Mangaluru: The police, who have been investigating cyber crime cases have succeeded in cracking a case and arresting an accused. The City Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil informed this at a press meet here on Friday July 5. A total of 144 cyber crime cases have been registered in the city commissionerate so far.

Mr Patil informed that based on a complaint filed by a victim regarding a scam by a person making calls to people and offering to provide loans at low rates of interest, the police followed the leads and successfully arrested the accused. The arrested is identified as Yusuf Khan (30) and was arrested from Charakpuri, New Delhi. Two other accused, Naushad and Prabhakar, are on the run. All the accused are from Uttar Pradesh and were operating from an office in New Delhi, informed the commissioner.

The victim had received a call from the accused offering to provide loan at low rate of interest. During the conversation, the accused had asked information regarding the victim’s bank account number, Aadhar car number, PAN and other details. The caller then asked the accused to deposit amount in the bank as part of the EMI. The complainant deposited Rs 1,70,000 and soon the caller remained out of reach.

The raid

Mr Patil informed that during the raid, the police recovered Rs 70,000 in cash, two laptops, and 31 cellphones besides books containing call details. The accused were indulging in this illegal act since the last six months and made about 400 calls every day with a conversion rate of 60 to 70 on an average. Similar complaints have also been made and registered in different parts of Karnataka, informed the commissioner.

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“The accused claimed to be working for Bharathi Finance Limited and was running a website www.bharatifinance.co.in. and was contacting people and providing loans at 5% interest.”

He used to call customers and ask them to provide Adhaar and PAN card details, photo, income certificate, salary certificate, bank details and send through WhatsApp. Later, he used to make verification call to customers and send loan sanction certification via email to gain their trust. Further, he used to ask them to deposit money on security charge, service charge, insurance charge, and DD charge.”

“Two cases are registered against the accused for fraud by creating fake website of reputed airlines. Investigation is on,” informed Mr Patil.

The team

The operation was carried under the direction of police commissioner Sandeep Patil, DCP law and order Hanumantharaya, DCP crime and traffic Laxmi Ganesh. Cybercrime police inspector Chandrashekarayya, CCRB inspector Shyam Sundar, Omdas, head constable Dinesh Bekal, Kumar, Maya Prabhu, PC Vijay Shetty, and home guard Videep were part of the operation.

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