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Haryana Police crack down on cybercrime: Arrests made in nationwide fraud scheme | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

CHANDIGARH: The Cyber crime police station of panipat claimed to have unearthed a gang of criminals allegedly involved in inter state frauds under the garb of franchisee through fake sitee.
Director General of Police Shatrujeet Kapoor said that Panipat police has arrested four persons so far.
The four arrested individuals, involved in an online fraud scheme, deceived 4575 people across different states and union territories. Investigations revealed that they defrauded victims of Rs 15 crore 83 lakh 22 thousand 679.
A total of 179 cases and 4396 complaints have been registered against the accused nationwide, including 10 cases and 210 complaints in Haryana.
Panipat SP Ajit Singh Shekhawat further elaborated that the investigation began after Yash Garg, a resident of Sector-12, filed a complaint at the Panipat police station cybercrime unit. Garg reported being scammed while seeking a franchise opportunity from a sports company he found on Google. Subsequently, a case was registered, leading to an extensive investigation and efforts to apprehend the culprits.
Shekhawat further explained that the Panipat Cyber Crime Police Station team analyzed phone records and bank accounts, leading to the arrest of the gang’s leader, Amit, along with his associates. During the raid, authorities seized 14 mobile phones, 1 laptop, 18 SIM cards, 2 fake State Bank stamps, 4 additional stamps, as well as other incriminating evidence. Upon recovery of data from the seized devices, it was revealed that the accused had defrauded 4575 individuals nationwide.
The suspects employed various fraudulent tactics, including setting up fake websites and conducting bogus lucky draws, over the course of one and a half years. Following interrogation and completion of the remand period, all four accused were presented in court and subsequently remanded to judicial custody.


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