Special Task Force Uttarakhand has arrested the accused who embezzled people’s car earnings by cheating online. Through an app named Power Bank, people were being lured to double the money in 15 days.
250 crore transaction
ADG Abhinay Kumar told that recently the cyber cell had received the complaint. On the basis of which the case was registered. A thorough investigation was done by the STF. In which the transaction of money was found in an ICICI Bank account number. 250 crore transactions were done in this account from February 2021 to May 12, 2021. This account number was found Pankaj Kumar Pandey resident of Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This app was downloaded by a potential 50 lakh people. After checking the veracity of the account number, the said person was arrested by the STF.
used to commit crimes like this
ADG Abhinav Kumar told that this is a gang, who make investments of huge amount by luring them to double the money. They also return money for some time to build the trust of the people and to spread good publicity on social media, so that people invest big amount by believing. Bank accounts used in crime are registered in the name of various fake companies. It has also been found in the investigation that a large amount of money invested through cryptocurrencies is invested in the international market through currency conversion. Similarly, those gangs cheat online. STF has recovered 19 laptops, 596 SIM cards, 05 mobile phones, 04 ATM cards and 01 passport from the accused.