30 policemen, four-month analysis and 10 days stay resulted in arrest of 3 fraudsters
New Delhi: A strong team of over 30 policemen raided a house at Devseras in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh and arrested three accused who were running a pan-India racket of cheating through different applications including wallets. The incident came to light after the accused had cheated an inspector of Delhi Police of Rs 20,000, posing as an ACP in May this year.
The investigators in the case told the Millennium Post that soon after getting the complaint, they tracked the accused persons for more than four months and a team of seven policemen of Shahdara district went to Mathura and started living in the area nearby Devseras. "We used to visit the place where he lived to know the topography. The accused had informers placed everywhere in the village who gave them information about the police presence.
On the day of arrest, more than 30 policemen conducted the raid and arrested the three accused," added the investigator, adding that the raid took place on an accurate piece of information. Police claimed that the accused had trained many other persons in cheating. More than 60 wallets of different companies were used by the accused which were created through fake identity.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav stated that the complainant (inspector) had transferred the money into PayTm wallet. The cheated amount of rupees 20,000 was further transferred to other wallets.
The cyber cell of Shahdara district noticed that the gang did not use any of the SIM cards for more than a month.
Hence, the team sought the details against all the cell ID data from the service providers.
DCP Yadav further stated that on analyzing the data, the cyber team extracted the currently active personal mobile numbers of the members of the gang by which they used to communicate.
All the mobile numbers matched with the beneficiary names and addresses. Hence, without any further delay, two teams were formed comprising of Cyber Cell consisting of Inspector Sunjay Sharma and SI Devender Chahar and Special Staff under the supervision of ACP operation Vikas Sheokand and ACP (Shahdara) Bharat Reddy. The accused were arrested by the raiding teams in the first week of December.
Police sources claimed that the accused also put false advertisements of selling second-hand products on the internet at a cheap rate. The victims, who contacted them through the phone number in the advertisement were getting lured into sending half the money in their wallet after which they will send the product and after transfer of money, they switched off their phones.
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