Mumbai Crime Branch team arrests gang of 7 defrauders from a cinema hall in Siliguri

Siliguri, 11th March: In a recent development, the Mumbai Crime Branch team have arrested seven individuals, while busting a gang of fraudsters involved in fraud worth crores, from a cinema hall in Siliguri. The team investigating the case has named the mastermind as Rayan Saha Das. All seven accused are residents of Kolkata.

According to the information received from Mumbai Crime Branch, a gang running a fake call centre from Kolkata called a girl living abroad in the month of February and gained access to important information including credit card security and bank details. Subsequently, from February 29 to 3rd March, this gang stole a total of Rs 1.5 crore from credit card and bank account.

On March 6, the girl’s father learned about the incident and lodged a complaint of fraud in the South Cyber Crime Branch of Mumbai, the following day. During the investigation based on the complaint, the Mumbai Crime Branch gained information that the girl was defrauded under the guise of a call centre by a gang from Kolkata. Continuing with the investigation, the Mumbai Crime Branch team reached Kolkata, but to no avail.

Meanwhile, the gang booked ‘Shaitan’ movie tickets online in Siliguri. Promptly acting on information, the Mumbai Crime Branch team approached to apprehend the gang. On Sunday night, the team, in collaboration with the Special Operations Group (SOG) and Matigara police station, launched an operation at a mall in Siliguri and detained 12 suspects from the cinema hall. Following interrogations, Mumbai Cyber Team arrested seven individuals in connection with Rs 1.5 crore fraud case. On Monday, all the accused were presented in the Siliguri court. As per the instructions of the court, the cyber team took the accused to Mumbai for further interrogations and investigation.

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