Ludhiana A joint team of Punjab Police’s SIA, Counterintelligence and Cyber Cell arrested seven vicious thugs of the online thugs gang and registered a case. Police have recovered eight laptops, 10 mobiles, three credit cards, 17 SIM cards, Rs 5.45 lakh, two memory cards, 45 pen drive cards, 11 ATM cards, a printer and a scanner from them on three days remand from them. Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal gave this information on Wednesday.
Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal said that the accused have been identified as Vijay Kumar alias Bittu, Ayushman alias Anshu, Sushil Kumar Patel, Suraj Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Rohit and Ram Narayan alias WB. The police commissioner said that the accused used to get the identity cards, Aadhaar cards, PAN cards of people from other states including West Bengal and Assam from online groups, Facebook, WhatsApp and some local telecoms.
Used to buy SIM card from stolen identity cards
CP said that many SIM cards, bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards were issued by identity cards. Whom he sold to fraudulent gang members living in Jharkhand and West Bengal. The gang also used them to transfer money to online wallet or to transfer money to their personal bank account to get loan through the carpet application. CP told that the gang members have cheated Rs 20 lakh from the online app Dhani and Red Carpet.
These methods were adopted for cheating
The accused used to cheat the Ola cab drivers in Darabad, Pune and Delhi by getting an OTP with their identity cards to get the verification done in the name of Ola company. Fake bank accounts, debit cards, and SIM cards were used by the accused for various fraudulent transactions on the Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon, Flipkart etc. websites. Along with the delivery boy of the alleged Blue Dart courier, many debit cards were sent to the fake address of the credit card Ludhiana. The courier boy was paid a hundred rupees commission for each delivery.
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Police have recovered eight laptops, 10 mobiles, three credit cards, 17 SIM cards, Rs 5.45 lakh, two memory cards, 45 pen drive cards, 11 ATM cards, a printer and a scanner from them on three days remand from them. Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal gave this information on Wednesday.
The courier company’s delivery boy also arrested
The police commissioner said that the delivery boy of the Blue Dot Courier Company has also been arrested. The Commissioner of Police said that during the investigation, the credibility of the bank employees will also be investigated. Contact is being made with banks and online payment gateways. The bank accounts and online accounts of the accused have been frozen.