eight extra arrested from Jharkhand and Karnataka in cell SIM upgradation racket

Tribune News Service
Faridabad, September 28

The cyber crime cell of police have arrested eight more people in connection with a racket of online fraud of withdrawing the money from the bank account of the mobile phone users in the name of upgrading mobile Sims to 5-G.

This is the second round of arrests made by the local police in the past one month in connection with the racket.

Revealing the details, ACP Dharna Yadav said the cyber crime cell which raided various villages of Jamtara district of Jharkhand and a place in Gadag district of Karnataka nabbed as many as ten persons involved in the online fraud. 

The accused had withdrawn Rs 1.10 lakh from the bank account of one Mithas Pinto, a resident of IP Colony here, on August 28, after getting his mobile phone details for free upgradation to 5-G. 

The police launched a hunt of the accused after registration of a case under Sections 406, 419, 420, 467 and 120-B of the IPC.

The accused identified as Vishnu Mandal, Pradeep Das, Naresh Das, Vikki Kumar, Rakesh Das, Santosh Mandal, Sushil Mahto and Raja Hussain were arrested by the cops after a raid in various villages falling in Jamtara district of Jharkhand. 

While Raja Hussain was arrested from Karnataka, rest of the accused hail from Jamtara district and have been reported to be carrying out the racket by calling customers posing as employees of the mobile companies to offer SIM upgradation.

The police had carried out a similar raid last month also and had arrested five accused identified as Saurabh, Ajay Mandal, Bharat Mandal, Shatrughan and Narender Kumar from Jharkhand.

An amount of Rs 2.30 lakh had been withdrawn from the two bank accounts of Munesh Jain, a resident of Charmswood village here, in July this year.

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