CHANDIGARH: In a serious breakthrough, the Cyber Crime cell of the Punjab Police on Tuesday, arrested six hackers from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for hacking the Fb account of the Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab Suresh Kumar.
The arrested individuals have been recognized as Narendra Singh, Gulaab Singh, Bhaag Singh and Raman, all residents of Rajasthan whereas Dinesh and Rahul of Madhya Pradesh. One accused continues to be at giant. The accused individuals have been additionally working within the states together with Punjab, Haryana and UP.
The police have recovered numerous ATM playing cards, money, sims and a POS Machine have been recovered from accused individuals.
Divulging the main points, Director-cum-ADGP Bureau of Investigation Arpit Shukla stated that the accused individuals had created a pretend Fb account on the identify of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab Suresh Nangia and defrauding folks by asking for cash pretending to be him.
He stated that following details about hacking of the fb account of the Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta instantly shaped three groups led by Inspector Gurcharan Singh, Sub-Inspector Alamjit Singh Sidhu and Sub-Inspector Gaganpreet Singh below the supervision of Assistant Inspector Common of Police, State Cyber Crime, Punjab Inderbir Singh and dispatched to UP, Rajasthan and MP. Total operation was supervised by AIG State Cyber Crime Inderbir Singh and DSP State Cyber Crime Samarpal Singh. Sub Inspector Vikas Bhatia performed an vital position, he added.
Shukla stated that the arrest of six cyber criminals would assist in resolving related instances associated to Fb hacking, OLX / Financial institution frauds and host of different cyber associated crimes.
He stated that investigations revealed that the accused Dinesh and Rahul from Madhya Pradesh, the nephews of Madan Lal who equipped the Identification proofs of Madan Lal to open a checking account in his (Madan Lal’s) identify utilizing his ID Proofs and usurp the fraudulently obtained cash. The cyber criminals of MP, Haryana, UP, Delhi and Rajasthan are intrinsically linked with one another and function throughout completely different states, he added.
Director BOI added that the accused moved in three completely different states of Haryana, UP and Rajasthan as their major base is positioned on the tri-junction of those three states. Moreover, this crew positioned the whereabouts of the accused Narender Singh in whose account the ill-gotten cash was deposited and arrested him from Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
“On additional probe, one other gang member Gulaab Singh was apprehended which led to the disclosure of a full scale racket being run within the space the place ATM playing cards have been rented out from numerous folks and even below pretend identities by procuring pretend ID playing cards to open financial institution accounts,” Shukla stated including that then these financial institution accounts have been used to siphon off the cash from numerous scams together with OLX rip-off, Fb rip-off, intercourse rip-off and any kind of illicit cash is siphoned off utilizing a channel of those accounts.
He stated that the connivance of some financial institution workers in the whole racket can even not be dominated out.
He stated that the additional probing into the case led toarrest of Bhaag Singh and Raman Kumar, who have been the kingpin within the cash circulation of such rackets as they supply the ATM playing cards, sim playing cards and ID proof to the fraudsters, who rent their companies for a ten% reduce within the fraudulently obtained cash withdrawn via his cash siphoning channel.
In the meantime, the case has been registered below sections 170, 419, 420, 506, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66, 66-C, 66-D of the IT Act at Police Station State Cyber Crime.