BHOPAL: The state cyber cell on Tuesday claimed to have arrested an internet fraudster from Delhi, who was working a pretend firm web page on Instagram (IG) to dupe victims on the pretext of doubling their funding by investing in Bitcoins in six days. Profiting from the Covid-19 lockdown, the accused marketed himself as firm proprietor and contacted the victims. The accused lured a 22-year-old Bhopal-based MBA pupil and duped her of Rs 5.94 lakh.
Police seized Rs 5 lakh money, an Android smartphone and two SIM playing cards issued on cast paperwork. The accused operated anonymously utilizing darkish internet. He created a fancy cash path and it took police greater than a yr to nab the accused.
SP (cyber crime) Vaibhav Shrivastava mentioned that the complainant approached police on Might 9, 2021. She alleged that she fell within the lure of an internet fraudster by way of a web page on IG. The web page had pretend evaluations during which the customers praised it for getting double returns on their investments. She contacted the accused on April 28, 2021 after which he began chatting along with her on WhatsApp. She invested cash by way of her mom’s checking account which she operated on-line. She transferred Rs 5.94 lakh to the accused in numerous financial institution accounts in 9 transactions until Might 5. After six days when she began demanding her a reimbursement, the accused blocked her on Might 7 and broke all contact. The lady approached the police. Performing on her grievance, police registered a case and began investigation.
SP Shrivastava mentioned that from technical investigation, police nabbed the accused recognized as Animesh Das, 21, who hails from Aligarh and resides in Delhi. He’s pursuing B.Com from a Rajasthan college and speaks English fluently. Animesh revealed that originally he used darkish internet to economize however later turned a cyber fraudster.



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