Monday, October 2, 2023

CID Cracks Down on Cybercrime Ring: Duo Arrested in Jharkhand-Maharashtra Operation

Ranchi’s CID Unveils a Coordinated Crackdown on Cybercriminals, 95.Lakhs Cheated Through Fake Company Accounts

Senior CID officer reveals details about a multi-state operation that led to the arrest of two individuals linked to cybercrime, urging the public to stay vigilant.

RANCHI – In a press conference held at the CID office in Ranchi, a senior CID officer unfolded the intricacies of a high-profile cybercrime case that recently led to two arrests.

The arrests came after a meticulous investigation, initiated based on an application by a complainant at the Cybercrime Police Station under the Crime Research Department in Jharkhand’s Ranchi.

The CID officer reported that a sum of Rs. 40.74 lakhs had been frozen in the accounts of a fake company linked to the accused.

The two individuals were nabbed in a joint operation involving the Indian Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and Cyber Police units from Maharashtra’s Aurangabad and Amravati.

Recovered from the accused were multiple identification documents, including Mobile SIMs, ATM cards, Aadhaar cards, PAN cards, and even cheque books.

Anurag Gupta, DG, CID also briefed the public on guidelines to protect themselves from falling prey to similar schemes.

These include not responding to international messages on WhatsApp, not clicking on unknown links, and refraining from investing money in unknown accounts.

He added that anyone victimized should immediately report the incident to the cybercrime helpline number 1930.


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