ACCUSED CYBER CELL NABS USED TO SELL BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS TO CYBER CHEATS TO MAKE MONEY
The staff of Cyber Police Station, South District did a commendable job in arresting an accused namely Suresh [email protected] Tamang who used to provide his bank details to cyber crooks in FIR case No. 81/2022 U/s 420 IPC, PS Cyber South. On his instance, 05 mobile phones, 04 SIM cards, 07 debit/credit cards from various banks, 06 checkbooks from various banks, 01 passbook, 02 Aadhar cards, 02 PAN cards were recovered and Rs.50000/- was recovered. privileged/held on the beneficiary account.
A Complainant in R/o Jawahar Park, Khanpur, Delhi reported to Cyber Police Station South District that he received a WhatsApp message displaying a photo of his brother-in-law from Canada who had asked for money under the guise of an emergency. The accused provided an account number to which the complainant transferred an amount of Rs. 99,000/- from his bank account.
Later that evening, the Complainant discovered that some of his relatives and family members had also received the same WhatsApp message from the same mobile number asking for money. Subsequently, he confirmed these messages from his brother-in-law who denied having sent these messages. After that, the plaintiff realized that he had been deceived by a stranger. On statement of the complainant, a case under FIR No. 81/2022 of 21.09.2022, U/s 420 IPC, PS Cyber South was registered and an investigation was opened.
Considering the seriousness of the case and the nature of the incident, a team consisting of SI Sandeep Saini, ASI Jitender, HC Vikas, HC Parveen, HC Anil Kumar led by Inspr. Arun Kumar Verma, SHO/PS Cyber under the general supervision of ACP/Operations was trained to catch the cheaters behind this crime.
During the investigation, the team collected the details of the bank accounts to which the defrauded money was transferred and the details of the alleged mobile phone numbers were obtained. The bank details were analyzed and the trail was followed and it was found that the deceived money was transferred to a bank account which was found registered in the name of a person R/o Munirka, Delhi.
A raid was carried out but he was found on the run. Subsequently, with the help of technical surveillance technicians, the details of the mobile phone number linked to the defendant’s bank account were obtained and thoroughly analyzed. During further investigation, the mobile number was found by a person named Suresh Chaudhary. Accordingly, with the help of technical surveillance, a raid was carried out and the accused Suresh Chaudhary was arrested.
Mr. Chandan Chowdhary, IPS, DCP, said, oDuring interrogation, the defendant revealed that together with his accomplices, he bought SIM cards and opened bank accounts accordingly. After that, Accused Suresh Chaudhary @ Abhinash Tamang and co-accused Sagar sold the bank accounts to cheaters (Nigerians) through courier or other for Rs.15,000/-per account.
On his instance, 05 mobile phones, 04 SIM cards, 07 debit/credit cards from various banks, 06 checkbooks from various banks, 01 passbook, 02 Aadhar cards, 02 PAN cards were recovered and Rs.50000/- privilege /hold on the beneficiary account of the defrauded amount.
KNOW THE ACCUSED: Suresh Chaudhary @ Abhinash Tamang S/o Maila Tamang @ Maila Chaudhary R/o Munirka, Delhi. Standing R/o Thangpalkot Village, Sindhu Pal Chok District, Baghmati, Nepal. Age 29 years old. He studied up to the 3rd standard. Subsequently, in 2013, he came to Delhi and started rented living in Munirka.
Efforts are underway to arrest the co-accused and the Nigerians. The police team involved in its good work is suitably rewarded.