Prayagraj. The gang, who masquerading as treasurer and targeting retired pensioners, has been exposed. This gang used to take information about his account in the name of verification and managed to withdraw the entire amount from his account. The gang has cheated a total of 18 crores. After taking cognizance of many such complaints, the cybercrime team of Prayagraj has arrested five people including the leader of the gang on Tuesday.
Inspector-in-charge of Cybercrime Police Station, Rajeev Kumar Tripathi told that this gang was active in this work for a long time, in which many people are involved. He has cheated 10 lakhs from retired head constable Bhola Nath from Prayagraj and 20 lakhs from retired sub-inspector Rajkumar.
9 mobile phones, 15 ATM cards, 11 pre-activated SIM cards have also been recovered from the arrested accused. The police is also investigating them.
Police said that the gang members used to cleverly withdraw money from the pensioners’ accounts. He used to call the pensioners on their mobile after finding their numbers. Used to tell them that the treasurer is speaking. The people involved in this were saved in the name of Treasury Officer on their mobile’s Truecaller. Used to tell the pensioners that their pension has to be updated, so they used to ask complete information related to the job. In the name of online verification of pension account, by obtaining confidential documents, OTP through remote accessing app, the pensioners were able to download and activate the online banking app and were able to withdraw money from their account.
Among the arrested accused, Abdul Matin s/o Haroon Miyan (gang leader) resident of Bara, Thana Sarath, District Deoghar Jharkhand. Ankit Agarwal S/o Mircha Agarwal R/o Aligol Mahal, Sadar Bazar, Barrackpore, Jharkhand. Basarat Ansari son of Mohd. Saptali Miyan, Resident Santhali, District Deoghar, Jharkhand. SK Zeeshan Hussain S/o SK Zakir Hussain, R/o New Tengra Road, Govinda Khatik Road, Kolkata West Bengal and Vijay Prasad S/o Motilal Prasad, R/o Mian Jane Lane, Govinda Road, Kolkata West Bengal. In-charge Inspector Rajeev Kumar Tripathi, Sub-Inspector Anuj Kumar Tiwari, Raghavendra Kumar Pandey, besides Satyesh Rai, Lokesh Patel, Roop Singh, Pradeep Kumar Yadav, there was full cooperation of the Cyber Crime Police team.
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