Dehradun. STF arrested a member of a gang who committed cyber fraud of Rs 3 crore 50 lakh in the name of life insurance policy from Delhi. In fact, Prakash Joshi, a resident of Haldwani in Nainital district, had complained to the Cyber Police Station Dehradun that he was cheated of about three and a half crores. In the investigation of this case, a gang was found in the hands of the police, which was operating in many states. Police is probing how many more accused are involved in this case. At the same time, the police have told that this gang has carried out similar fraud in many states.
The case is such that the victim Joshi informed the cyber police that after the expiry of the term of his life insurance policy, some unknown persons posing as an officer of the insurance company deposited Rs. 3.5 crore in different accounts in the name of various charges. STF has arrested one of the main accused Lalit Giri from Delhi. It is being told that the other three accused of the gang have been arrested by the Rajasthan Police in a similar case.
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On the complaint of the victim, a case was registered in the cyber police station and the STF and the cyber police prepared a joint team and took action. The team raided the states like Delhi, NCR, UP, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh etc. because the accounts in which the money was deposited from the victim were from different states.
On the other hand, SP STF Chandramohan Singh says that in the context of increasing cyber crimes, cyber criminals are cheating by adopting new methods to grab the hard earned money of the general public. Since the last days, news of cyber thugs cheating by becoming representatives of Reliance Life Insurance Policy Company was getting from many states. A similar case was found by the Cyber Crime Police Station when the victim Chandra Prakash Joshi complained.
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In another recent case, the news agency reported that Uttarakhand STF arrested two cyber criminals from Jamtara, Jharkhand from Pune, Maharashtra in a cyber fraud case of Rs 10 lakh. ANI gave this information through a tweet.
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