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Delhi Police, IFSO Unit (Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations Unit) of Special Cell has unearthed a gang duping people across the country in the name of updating electricity bills. After a ten-day raid in this regard, the police have arrested a total of 65 people, including 11 women, from 22 cities across the country.
More than 200 people had made similar complaints of fraud on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (NCRP) of the Ministry of Home Affairs. A total of 45 mobiles, 60 debit cards, 9 checkbooks, 7 passbooks, 25 pre-activated SIM cards have been recovered by the police from the accused. Police is investigating the matter by interrogating the arrested accused.
KPS Malhotra, Deputy Commissioner of Police, IFSC Unit, said that a new method of cheating was detected in the past. The cyber-fraudsters were sending random messages on any mobile, in which it was being told that their electricity bill has not been updated in the company’s system. His power will be cut tonight.
When the police investigated it, it came to know that more than 200 complaints of BSES scam are lying on NCRP. Immediately a team of more than 50 police personnel including four ACPs, several inspectors were engaged in the investigation. The police investigated the accounts in which the money was transferred. Apart from this, the mobiles with which the accused had cheated were also investigated.
Although most of the mobiles were found switched off, the police got to know about their location. A total of 65 people were arrested from 22 cities after raiding for 10 consecutive days in search of the accused. The police have frozen more than 100 of their accounts.