BAREILLY: In what can be touted as probably the country’s biggest cyber fraud case, Bareilly police arrested the kingpin of the online job racket gang on Saturday from his Gurugram house. He has allegedly duped people from all over the country of Rs 3,000 crore by “offering them jobs in renowned companies like Flipkart and Amazon.”
Reportedly, the main accused, Manzurul Islam, and his aides took undue advantage of the job crisis in the country and mainly targeted the jobseekers through online advertisements and asked them to deposit a certain amount of money as membership fee. The gang allegedly promised employment to youths citing big names like Amazon and Flipkart, and duped them of their money in the process.
The accused used to reportedly convert the money obtained through the cyber fraud into crypto-currency and transfer them to foreign countries. Police said he is associated with several bogus firms and is reportedly involved in a scam of over Rs 3,000 crore. The West Bengal-based accused was allegedly also associated with Assam Rural Development Authority scam worth Rs 200 crore earlier.
SSP Bareilly Rohit Singh Sajwan said, “After a complaint of cyber fraud was registered, the investigating team identified that the duped money was transferred into three UPI accounts. After collecting evidence, the Bareilly cyber team arrested Manzurul Islam, with the support of Noida police cyber cell. During questioning, Manzurul said that he is the director of ‘Dofin Consultant Service Private Limited’ and had collected over Rs 14 crore into his account with the support of a Chinese cyber thug.” He added, “We have seized the bank accounts of Manzurul and are gathering more information about the crimes that he has committed.”
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