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Updated January 5th, 2024 at 01:23 IST

Fake cops defrauding people on pretext of waiving off criminal charges arrested, probe on

The probe revealed that the fraudsters duped a retired bank officer and demanded Rs 2.5 lakh in lieu of waving off criminal charges against his grandson.

Aaquil Jameel
delhi police
Representative image. | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: In a big win, the Delhi Police team on Thursday busted a cheating syndicate. Reportedly, the north-east district cyber police team has nabbed cyber fraudsters from Bihar’s Champaran. According to the police team investigating the case, the accused disguised themselves as police officers and cheated innocent people on pretext of waving off criminal charges against their loved ones.

The police team also recovered 15 mobile phones, 28 SIM cards, six ATM cards, cash and other documents from their possession. While uncovering the modus operandi, the police team came to know that they were running the syndicate from Bihar’s Motihari district.

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The investigation further revealed that they duped a retired bank officer and demanded Rs 2.5 lakh in lieu of waving off criminal charges against his grandson. Out of the two arrested accused, one used to work with Bihar Police as technical support staff on contractual basis.

Amid panic and fear, the victim transferred the asked amount from the suspects through digital payments mode. The cash was deposited in Punjab National Bank account at Punjab’s Ludhiana district. The amount then transferred to several accounts and then finally withdrawn in Bihar’s Champaran district.

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Based on the local intelligence and technical surveillance, a team was dispatched after which the accused and their associates were located. The first accused has been identified as Santosh Kumar Yadav and during the interrogation process it came to the police notice that they impersonated themselves as police officers and conned people.

The investigation further revealed that Santosh was involved in three other cases with similar modus operandi. According to the Dr Joy Tirkey, deputy commissioner of police, further efforts are being made to nab other accused in connection with the case.

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Published January 5th, 2024 at 01:23 IST

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