Gurugram, July 31
Haryana STF has busted a six-member gang that was issuing threats to MLAs of the state.
4 MLAs had to this point moved police complaining about risk calls. That they had allegedly acquired dying threats and extortion calls from a number of telephone numbers traced to middle-eastern international locations between June 24 and June 28.
FIRs had been lodged towards these threats and the investigation was assigned to STF (Headquarters) by Haryana DGP PK Agrawal.
Based on STF IG B Satheesh Balan, technical evaluation of those mobiles has confirmed that these numbers are registered within the Center Jap international locations and had been being operated from Pakistan.
Some former MLAs of Punjab had additionally acquired related threats from these numbers. Completely different tones and types like Mumbaikar tone and Punjabi language had been used throughout dialog with MLAs.
“We had shaped an SIT to analyze these instances. The 2-week operation was personally monitored and supervised by DGP, Haryana. STF performed a technical evaluation of those cell numbers and IP addresses. This concerned 5 separate groups engaged on this technical evaluation.
“Whereas engaged on this hyperlink, the STF (H) ready a strategic plan by means of which the STF (H) crew began receiving these risk and extortion calls. The STF (H) accordingly requested the account quantity and cell numbers to finish the transaction with the extortionists. “To trace these account numbers, two parallel groups performed raids throughout Mumbai and Muzaffarpur, Bihar,” mentioned IG Balan.
Two members of this gang recognized as Dulesh Alam and Badre Alam had been arrested from Mumbai. They had been discovered within the possession of roughly 20 Passbook/Cheque Books, 18 ATM playing cards, 14 faux SIM playing cards, 1 diary and 5 cell phones.
From Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, STF (H) arrested 4 culprits, recognized as Amit Yadav, Saddiq Anwar, Sanoj Kumar and Kash Alam. These culprits had been discovered to be in possession of two Passbook/Cheque e book, 2 diaries, 1 register, 42 SIM playing cards, 19 cell phones, 37 ATM playing cards.
Until date, a complete of 55 ATM playing cards, 24 cell phones, 56 SIM playing cards, 22 Passbook/Cheque books, Rs 3,97,000, one TATA Punch automotive, 3 diaries and 1 register have been discovered within the possession of the culprits.
It was discovered that these culprits usually enticed poor or widespread folks by providing Rs 15,000-20,000 and convincing them to open financial institution accounts and would then hold all of the paperwork (Passbook/Cheque e book/ATM Card/ATM pin) with themselves and would purchase faux SIM playing cards to function these accounts.
Throughout these raids, the Mumbai Police Crime Department, STF Bihar and Bihar Police provided full help to STF (H). Whereas interrogation, the STF (H) discovered roughly 10 Pakistani residents by means of whom the threats and extortion had been routed.
“These accused don’t belong to any felony gang or terrorist organisation. This in reality is a gang of very sharp criminals who’re concerned in skilled fraud, cash laundering and have their members throughout Pakistan, Center East and India. Folks sitting in different international locations would entice victims by making calls within the identify of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” or lotteries or by extortion calls and would make them switch cash to the account numbers given by Dulesh or Amit. Dulesh and Amit then both withdraw this cash by way of ATMs or would switch this quantity to the Indian accounts of their Pakistan-based gang members,” mentioned B. Satheesh Balan, IG of STF, Haryana.