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Cyber Crime Police nab three in Delhi for cheating industrialist

Hyderabad: Cyber Crime Police of Cyberabad (West) arrested three persons in New Delhi and brought them to the city for cheating a person from Gachibowli. The accused, on the pretext of sanctioning Rs 50 lakh loan, made the victim to part with money in lakhs towards processing fee. The police seized Rs 8 lakh from the fraudsters.

            The victim lodged a complaint with Cyber police on July 15 stating that he received a call from 7289029326 and 8287060861 to his mobile number: 9966881165 and the caller introduced himself as Ankita Gupta calling from Citibank head office, New Delhi and offered a loan of Rs 50 lakh @ 5.5% rate of interest. At their instance, the victim paid Rs 16,94,608 to the accused and after realizing that he was cheated lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crimes Police.

            The Cyber Crimes Police busted the online loan fraudsters gang by arresting Mohd Mahboob Raza, Gaurav Rathore and Rahul Shekya, who worked as tele-callers in various voice-based BPO/call centers. They obtained many bank accounts details, including Shastri Nagar Axis Bank account of Messrs New Star Industries. The fraudsters do not have any office and used to make calls from different places such as parks and metro stations. They changed their mobile numbers frequently. The accused were brought to Hyderabad on Transit Warrant and remanded to judicial custody.

            The case was investigated by K. Bala Krishna Reddy, Inspector with the assistance of SIs K. Vijay Vardhan and K. Srinivas under the supervision of Jayaram, Asst. Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crime PS, West and under the guidance of Stephen Ravindra, IPS, Jt. Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad (West).

The efforts of the Cyber Crime PS (West) were appreciated by V. Navin Chand IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad (West). (NSS)