Cousins held from Bihar for duping people

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 10:57:56


Staff Reporter,

Crime Branch police have nabbed two Bihar-based youths involved in duping victims by obtaining details of their bank account and transferring money from their bank accounts. According to Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Rashmi Mishra, the two miscreants were identified as Ravi Kumar Gupta (24) and Rajesh Kumar Gupta (19), both are cousins and native of Madhubani district in Bihar.

Providing modus operandi ASP Mishra said that both the accused used to contact victims randomly from morning till night and would trap the victim. In a single day 1-2 victims were trapped and they would receive money in their bank accounts after which they would get their share and remaining part was provided to the gang leader. The accused confessed that the gang is lead by Munna Baranwal (36) of Jharkhand. Based on the information search for the main accused has been started.

The accused Ravi runs a mobile recharge voucher shop while Rajesh runs a cosmetic shop. The police registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act. The accused would be questioned regarding other crimes. The action was taken after a complaint was lodged with the crime branch by Gokul Prasad of Bajaria. In his complaint the victim stated that on October 14, 2017, he received a call from the miscreant who posed as SBI official and claimed that the his ATM card has expired and requires to be renewed and obtained the details of the bank account and money was deducted after providing the details.
Police have started further investigation and search for the kingpin has been intensified.