Guwahati: Three notorious cyber criminals from Jamtara in Jharkhand were arrested by Assam Police from Siliguri in West Bengal on August 6.
With the help of some local cyber criminals, the cyber criminal gang frauds a retired Government employee with 30 lakhs of rupees. The entire pension amount of Subrata Kumar Sharma from Pathsala town in Bajali district in Assam was robbed by this gang.
The arrested cyber criminals have been identified as Tamez Uddin of Baramsali village under Palojri Police station in Deoghar district, Mustakim Mia and Afzal Anchari of Angwali village under Palojri Police station in Deoghar district of Jharkhand.
The Police seized 11 ATM cards and seven mobile handsets from the possession of the cyber criminals.
The arrests come after retired Government employee Subrata Kumar Sarma from Pathsala lost around RS 30 lakh by falling prey to this cyber criminal gang.
Following the complaint filed by the victim in Barpeta Sadar Police station, Police started digging all connections of cyber crimes in the Barpeta district and successfully got several leads to reach the prime suspects.
The Barpeta Police, with the help of the cyber cell of the Assam Police, also found vital information about the nexus of Jamtara cyber criminal gangs with local cyber criminals.
Police sources said that local Muslim cyber criminal gangs from Kalgachia and Baghbar areas in the Barpeta district have connections with these gangs from Jamtara.
The local gang collects bank, Aadhar and PAN details of victims and sells this information to the Jamtara gangs. Similarly, victim Subrata Kumar Sharma’s details were hacked by a local gang, and he was fraud by the arrested Jamtara gang. Police came to know about the local gangs when Rajasthan and Gujarat police informed Assam police that money fraud by cyber criminals in those States were transferred to bank accounts in Barpeta district. Meanwhile, Barpeta Police apprehended one local cyber criminal who had a connection with the Jamtara gang. On Police instruction, the local cyber criminal invited the Jamtara gang to Assam to collect bank details, ATMs and SIM cards of several victims. But the Jamtara gang refused to come to Assam and invited the local cyber criminal to Siliguri in West Bengal.
A team of Barpeta Police went to Siliguri on August 3 and made a foolproof plan to arrest the criminals. On August 6, the Police team concluded a successful operation to arrest notorious cyber criminals, the trio named Tamej Uddin, Mustakim Mia and Afjal Ansari of Jamtara Jharkhand.
After hours of investigation, it has come to light that the cyber criminals operate from the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, popularly known as the cyber crime capital of India.
Meanwhile, all the accused will be produced before the CJM court in Barpeta on August 7, and the court has sent them to 10 days of Police custody.