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The cyber crime cell on Wednesday busted eleven members of a gang in Greater Noida over duping army veterans by selling fake insurance policies. Apart from the arrest, the police have also recovered more than Rs 3 lakh from the accused and seized an account with Rs 2.8 lakh.
As per the police, the duping came into light when a retired Brigadier filed a complaint at Sector 20 police station. The members, who were arrested, reside at Supertech Ecovillage in Noida Extension.
Senior superintendent of police, Ajay Pal Sharma, said that a case was first registered by a resident of Sector 29 whose name was JK Behal. He said that Behal was duped of Rs 9 lakh in the name of fake insurance policy.
“Similar cases were registered by a retired major general KK Sehgal, a resident of sector 17 (Rs 2.88 lakh) and by a colonel Vinay Khanna (Rs 21 lakh.78 lakh),” he added.
Police are also searching for other cases where the accused have been involved.
The police have also been successful in recovering seven PAN cards, 11 Aadhar cards (two of which may be fake; investigation is on in that front), 36 mobile phones, 50 ATM cards, five driving licenses, one passport and three passbooks.
As per the police, all the arrested persons are in their twenties and most of them are graduates.
Sharma said, “One of the arrested members was found to be a lawyer. The gang leader, Vishwajeet Mali, is tenth pass. He belongs to West Bengal. The gang had members from different states. They duped people in Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Rajastha, Bihar etc.”
The members of the gang used to extract information from the Google. They had not targeted any people.
They used hit and trial method to dupe people. They would offer insurance schemes and special benefits to the army veterans.
“In the name of security money, income tax benefits and pension schemes, the accused asked their victims to pay them and once the transactions came through the accused would switch off their phones,” said the SSP.
The gang had four members who used to do the job of callers. They would get Rs 30,000-40,000 per month as salaries. Four members had the job to procure bank accounts and they would get 10-15 per cent as commission.
“One of the accused was in-charge of distributing the money and also took a 15 per cent commission. The rest of the money came to Vishwajeet and Pawan, his second in-command,” said police.
The accused were produced before a magistrate and later sent to jail.TAGS: Greater Noida crime / Cyber crime cell / 11 members of gang arrested / Fake insurance policies / Greater Noida news
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