Cyber fraud gang busted in Haryana, 7 arrested

Gurugram, January 7

The Faridabad police busted an interstate gang with the arrest of seven persons, including the kingpin. The gang had duped 187 persons in 21 states.

The miscreants posed as employees of the SBI and called the victims from a toll-free number. Cash worth Rs 22.60 lakh, 35 mobile phones, 109 SIM cards and 15 ATM cards have been seized.

“The accused had bought the data from a website to call credit cardholders of the SBI through a customised app. They asked the persons to change their card and ask for personal information, which they used to transfer the amount to their account, said the police. The accused have been identified as Sonveer, alias Sonu, Rahul of Bhind in MP, Aman of Etawah, Shakti of Bihar and Delhi residents Pankaj and Abdullah (kingpin), and Subhan of Farrukhabad in UP.

They had committed 21 crimes in Haryana, including five in Faridabad.