Gang of cyber thug busted, 3 held

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Gang of cyber thug busted, 3 held

Sunday, 01 November 2020 | PNS | Aligarh

Kwarsi police have arrested three people, including two Nigerians of the international cyber thug gang in the connection of cheating people by making them facebook friends from Delhi. The gang looted Rs 31.23 lakh from a teacher in the Kishanpur area of Aligarh. On the complaint of this teacher, the police intercepted this gang. The cheated money has been transferred to Nigeria through Western Union money transfer. The fraudsters have so far collected more than Rs 1.5 crore.

In a press conference held in Police line auditorium, Village SP, Shubham Patel told that Bhagwati Dutt Sharma, resident of Kishanpur Dayal Nagar, is a teacher by profession. On August 5, he complained that some foreigners on Facebook had cheated him of Rs 31.23 lakh (between March 2019 to mid-July 2020) during the last one year by making him a friend on Facebook.           

The SSP, while giving the responsibility for the investigation to the cyber cell, filed a case of fraud under the cyber Act at Kwarsi police station. On investigation, the cyber cell found that these gangs make friends in India by calling themselves foreigners on Facebook. For this, fake Facebook IDs are created. In most cases, friendship is made with a woman's ID with a man.

In the name of friendship on Facebook, these fraudsters ask to send gift parcels etc. to their victims and collected money in the name to receive it. In the investigation, it was found that they threatened their victim that the goods were stuck in custom. Then the victim started receiving phone calls from different foreign and Indian numbers and WhatsApp numbers. Some call themselves Custom Officers etc and asked for money in different accounts. The investigation found that these people roam around the country. They ask for money in different accounts.

They also asked for money from Bhagwati Dutt Sharma in separate accounts in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad. During the investigation, the police managed to reach the gang with the help of a bank account, and three people including the gang's Nigerian resident, gangster, his accomplice were arrested by Inspector Kwarsi Chhotalal and his team. On interrogation, both Nigerian citizens John Bull son of Iloma and Marvellos son of Caffe residents of Agbro Delta Nigeria Hall and staying in S2-59 Top Floor Mahaveer Nagar Tilak Nagar Delhi admitted that they had been in India for many years. Tilak Nagar in Delhi is their base camp. A church has also been built there. Many companions lived over there. Some came here to study and some came for business.

It was also found in the investigation that, John Bull's visa expired in 2015, while Marvellos's visa expired in 2019. The third arrested member is his agent, Sumir Putra Srikanth resident of 28 block Mahipalpur, Delhi. Police have registered a case of cheating under the cyber Act on all three. At the same time, both Nigerian citizens have also been booked for violation of visa rules under the Foreigners Act. A laptop, 18 smartphones, 9 phone keypad, 2 hard disks, 4 dongles, 6 chargers, 3 laptop charger, 400 Nigerian currency were recovered from them.

Their lifestyle was lavish and expensive as per the investigation. People know them as a student in their residential area in Delhi. They declared themselves as a student during the arrest. Police have seized their visas and passports and are being investigated. Action will be taken according to the outcomes of the investigation.

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