“The criminals attempted to destroy evidence that had been collected during the raids. In the guise of the violence in Nuh district in the past few last days, an attempt was made to destroy the evidence collected during the raid and a planned attack on the cyber police station”, said government spokesman.
The cyber police station of Nuh was established two years ago. It contains massive fraud and other criminal documents and the miscreants aimed to destroy the evidence to avoid prosecution. “We are examining the extent of damage, else we have the back up of whole records,” said an official.
Notably, the successful raid in Haryana’s Nuh district, involving a total of 5,000 personnel, where the police uncovered a cyber fraud worth about Rs 100 crore, not only highlights state’s significant accomplishment in the fight against cybercrime, but showcases the seriousness with which the state’s law enforcement tackled the issue.
In the biggest ever raid of its kind in India, 320 hideouts of cyber criminals spread across 14 villages in Nuh district were raided.
As per the official data, a total of 65 cyber criminals were arrested during raids, with an additional 25 arrests made in the period before and after the raids.
Besides this, law enforcement agencies seized a significant number of IT devices, including 66 mobile devices and 5 micro ATM machines. These devices were likely used in carrying out cybercrimes. Numerous fake documents were exposed, including details of 739 fake SIM cards, 307 fake bank accounts, and 199 UPI handles.
These fake documents were likely used for illegal activities.