German cops in city to probe international fraud case
A four member team of German Police came to the city to investigate in to a case in which a BPO from Salt Lake Sector V was involved in cheating 100 residents of the country. The officers reached the city on Wednesday evening.
Sources in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said that a few months ago around 100 residents of Frankfurt lodged complaints with their police alleging that several data related to their business was stolen after their computers were hacked.
Preliminary investigation revealed that all of them were members of a particular organisation in Germany.
The organisation had outsourced the job of managing the online networking work and to provide technical support to Kavish Infotech Private Ltd, which has its office in Sector V, Salt Lake.
The Salt Lake based BPO had allegedly hacked the system and stolen data, which led to a huge loss of crores of rupees of the members.
The investigating officers have got the Internet Protocol (IP) address using which the crime was committed. Further investigation had revealed that IP address if of the BPO at Salt Lake.
In a bid to catch the culprits, the German Police had sought help of Interpol to investigate in India.
With the help of Interpol, the German Police came in touch with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The German Police wanted to question the senior officials of the company at Salt Lake and placed their requirement before the CBI.
As the area is under the jurisdiction of the state police, CBI officers had urged the CID to assist the German Police.
The four member team held a meeting with CID officers in Bhwani Bhavan on Wednesday and subsequently set out for Salt Lake.
They conducted a search in the office of the BPO and recovered several documents. They have interrogated two senior officials of the BPO – Rajiv Koyal and Ranjit Koyal. The interrogation continued for hours till late in the evening.
Two interpreters were found helping the investigating officers during interrogation.
A CID officer said that they will be providing all help to the German Police in carrying out the investigation.