Lucknow’s Cyber Crime Cell has arrested nine people on charges of forging more than Tk 3 crore by opening a fake call center in Deogar, Jharkhand. The goons took a loan of UG3 lakh against FD of Tk 33 lakh using the SBI account of Prabhakar Prasad, a retired review officer of the Secretariat. The Cyber Crime Cell recovered three lakh rupees from the accused. Dozens of his accounts are being scrutinized.
On July 1, Prabhakar Prasad, a reviewing officer in Hazratganj Kotwali, unknowingly filed a case for taking Rs 53 lakh instead of FD. JCP Crime Nilabja Chowdhury said the investigation revealed the use of internet banking with suspicious mobile numbers in Saraihat area of Deoghar. On this basis, Dumkar resident Rupak Kumar Mandal, Saraihat resident Gopal Mandal and his brothers Lalon Mandal, Promod Kumar Mandal, Neeraj Mandal, Harihar Mandal, Ranjit Mandal, Deoghar resident Yogananda Mandal and Rahul Arya were arrested. There are eleven fugitives including gang leader Promod and Sumon. Seven mobile phones and laptops were recovered from the accused.
From the judge to the IAS was the target
According to ACP Crime Vivek Ranjan Rai, gang leaders Promod, Rajesh and Sumon are absconding. These people used to collect information of retired officers and employees through internet. Gang members would confuse the identified person by calling and receiving bank details. Nine accused will be sent to jail.