Inter-state gang of fraudsters busted for duping several using ‘darknet’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2018 11:21:40


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Two BTech students among five members of hi-tech gang held by cyber police

In a major breakthrough, Bhopal cyber police, on Saturday, claimed to have busted a high-tech inter-state gang of cyber fraudsters with the arrest of five members of the gang, including two B.Tech students, who have duped hundreds of victims by fraudulently transferring Rs 50 lakh from different accounts using darknet. Police had already arrested the first member of its gang Naresh Kumar in July 2018 from Mansa district of Punjab.

Superintendent of Police (Cyber Cell) Rajesh Singh Bhadouriya said that two members of gangs, Pranjal Singh (20) of New Delhi, and Mohit Guruwalia (22) of Haryana, both are B.Tech students and studying in reputed college in New Delhi. They play a role of a hacker in the gang. Other members include Preetam Mishra (35) from Delhi, Rajeev Dhanani (22) from Kolkata and Naresh Kumar (26) from Punjab were involved in a travel agency and mobile recharge business.

The other three members used to lure customers by offering heavy discount on air tickets which goes up to 70% as well. They pay the number of tickets by hacking bank accounts.
According to police, the first two members who are B.Tech students belong to well-to-do families of New Delhi. Pranjal Singh is a B.Tech student of Galgotias University, Delhi. His father Yashveer Singh is a gazetted officer in Central Government. Mohit Kumar is also a B.Tech student and his father Pramod Guruwalia is a businessman in Gurugram.

SP Bhadouriya said that Pranjal used to operate the gang from college hostel. He recently shifted to a private flat as he was facing difficulties to operate gang from the hostel. Pranjal has issued more than 100 SIM cards on the basis of fake IDs and used to talk to its customers by fake names. Police have taken seven-day police remand and interrogating all gang members to know other details. Police suspect some more people may be involved in this gang.