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Cyber Crime: Cyber Thugs’ Gang Busted,3 Arrested | Lucknow News | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Lucknow: Three members of a gang of cyber thugs were arrested from Jharkhand’s Devghar by Lucknow police on Sunday. They had duped a city woman of over Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of direct-to-home (DTH) recharge. The three cyber thugs were brought to Lucknow and several mobile phones, a digital camera and Rs 5,000 in cash were recovered. “The accused were identified as Jamesh Ansari 33, Furkan Ansari 44 and Safaul Ansari 18, residents of Devgarh,” said Satish Chandra Sahu, in charge, cyber crime cell.

Earlier, an FIR under IPC Section 420 (cheating), Section 120b (criminal conspiracy), and Section 66 of the IT Act was lodged with the cyber crime police station, Hazratganj. Sahu said that the woman had wanted to recharge her DTH facility. She got a mobile phone number on Google and when she called on it she was asked to download a screen-sharing app. She followed the steps and Rs 3.44 lakh was deducted from her account.

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