The Cyber Crime Branch has arrested three accused from West Bengal in Rs. 1.19 crore fraud case in Ahmedabad city. The gang used to cheat people by transferring crores of rupees online to their bank account by swapping seams. All three accused have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Branch.
The fraudsters used to hack email id of the victim and send a request to change the SIM card. The mobile company was providing a new SIM card and on the basis of its OTP they used to transfer the amount online from the bank account. The cashier, working with Ahmedabad trader, checked the bank account and found that an amount of Rs. 1.19 crore was transferred from the bank account between March 11 and March 12. He informed the owner who lodged a complaint with Cyber Crime Branch. The Cyber Crime department conducted technical analysis and arrested the three accused from Kolkata.
During the interrogation, cyber crime officials found that the accused had withdrawn Rs 60 lakh from the bank account out of total amount of Rs 1.19 crore. Financial transactions of transactions worth lakhs of rupees have also been found from their bank accounts. One of the accused, Atiqur Khan was involved in activities of procuring home loans, personal loans and insurance policies from the bank. While Parvez Ahmed is associated with building construction business and Mukhtar Ali is a wholesaler of cloth.
The Cyber Crime Branch has expedited its investigation, after the disclosure of the names of 6 employees of a telecom company and a bank employee’s involvement with the gang. The investigation revealed that the accused had cheated traders of other states including Gujarat of crores of rupees by sim swapping. They used to target people on Saturday and Sunday. Cyber Crime Branch has obtained 7 days remand for the accused and held search for other absconding accused in the fraud case.