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DELHI POLICE BUSED GANG OF DESPERATE CHEATS & FRAUDSTERS INCLUDING ONE AFRICAN, THREE NEPALESE

January 08, 2021 07:28 PM

FAKE ID MAKER & COMPUTER/PRINTER USED FOR CREATING FAKE IDs AND FAKE AADHAR CARDS/ PAN CARDS/VOTER I CARDS WERE SEIZED., SEVERAL BANK PASSBOOKS, CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS WERE ALSO RECOVERED.

New Delhi (Face2News)

By exhibiting brilliant professional competence & meticulous investigation, the staff of PS Kishangarh has arrested a gang of active cheats & fraudsters. The gang includes the kingpin African national, three Nepalese nationals, one Indian citizen who open bank accounts in different banks on fake Ids.
 
A complaint on the CYPAD portal of Govt. of India, in which the complainant alleged that she visited a profile of one Dr. Vijay Giri in one of the online dating apps i.e. BUMBLE. Through this app they became friends and soon started chatting on Whatsapp. Dr. Vijay Giri claimed that he is a US Citizen and based in U.K and wanted to meet her. He also asked her to look for some house in Delhi and borrowed money. After around 10 months she received calls from Dr. Vijay Giri saying that he has landed in Mumbai and stuck with Customs officials for carrying foreign currency and extra luggage and needs money to pay fine and bribe.

On his request she transferred funds in various accounts provided to her. She was cheated to the tune of approximately 7 lacs. Taking suo moto cognizance of the complaint, a case vide FIR No. 454/20 u/s 420 IPC was registered and the investigation was taken up.
 
A dedicated team comprising of SI Kuldeep Singh, SI Vikram Lamba, HC Vikas, Ct Amit, Ct. Karamveer under the supervision of Inspr. Rajesh Maurya SHO/ Kishangarh Under the overall supervision of Sh. Manu Himanshu, ACP/S.J Enclave was constituted and detailed with specific task to nab the cheater.

The team started investigation and detail of five bank accounts in which the funds were transferred by the complainant were obtained. On enquiry it was found that all the accounts were in five different names out of which one of the account holders is an African National.

Mr. Ingit Pratap Singh, IPS, DCP, South West District, said, during further investigation it came to light that the culprits have started opening new accounts and the credit/debit cards which are being delivered to them in CR Park area. On 08.01.2020, a raid was conducted in CR Park area and three Nepalese nationals later identified as Prakash Gurung, Paras Mehto & Ankit were detained. During search, 12 Bank Passbooks of various Banks, 11 Debit Cards & 07 cheque books, 06 Mobile phone handsets, 03 Aadhaar Cards, 03 Pan Cards have been recovered from their possession.

The Account opening forms were obtained and the addresses mentioned in these accounts i.e. Lal Kuan, Greater Noida & Chandigarh were raided but in vain as the account holders were not found living at those addresses. The painstaking efforts of the team yielded results when on technical analysis the team succeeded in establishing the identity of one of the suspect as Sunil Kumar R/o Lal Kuan, Badarpur. During further analysis his location was zeroed down in Ganesh Nagar area of Trans Yamuna. Accordingly surveillance was kept on the location to nab the suspect.

Mr. Ingit Pratap Singh, IPS, DCP, South West District, said, during further investigation it came to light that the culprits have started opening new accounts and the credit/debit cards which are being delivered to them in CR Park area. On 08.01.2020, a raid was conducted in CR Park area and three Nepalese nationals later identified as Prakash Gurung, Paras Mehto & Ankit were detained. During search, 12 Bank Passbooks of various Banks, 11 Debit Cards & 07 cheque books, 06 Mobile phone handsets, 03 Aadhaar Cards, 03 Pan Cards have been recovered from their possession.

Later at their instance, one of their associate namely Vinay Kumar who used to prepare fake IDs for them in lieu of money was also arrested from Rajender Nagar. 05 Blank Aadhar Card, 06 Aadhar Cards, 04 Pan Cards & 04 Voter Ids of different persons, 01 fake Rubber Stamp of Section Officer, Delhi Jal Board, computer/laptop & printer used for preparing the fake Ids were also seized.

Further interrogation lead to the arrest of an African National namely Chijioke (Who is the KINGPIN of the whole racket). One stolen scooty with fake number plate DL-11SV-9457 (Real Number DL-8SBP-8009) stolen vide FIR No. 032721 P.S Rani Bagh and 01 Mobile Phone was recovered from his possession.

The accused identified as  Prakash Gurung s/o Neeraj Gurung R/o VPO Bhaluhai, Distt. Rupandih, Nepal Age 24 years, Paras Mehto S/o Gauri Shankar R/o VPO Sheetalpur, Distt. Chitwan Madi, Nepal Age 25 yrs., Ankit S/o Rajkumar R/o –do- Age 20 yrs., Vinay Kumar S/o Ramadhar Saha R/o VPO Balmai Sirsia, PS Kalyanpur, Distt. East Chamaran (Bihar) Age 25 yrs.and  Chijioke S/o Mado R/o Vill Inala, Distt. Anambra, Nigeria Age 37 yrs.

The initial interrogation has revealed that the African national namely Chijioke and his brother Frank Obinna are the kingpin of this gang. Prakash Gurung(Nepalese national) used to bring people from Nepal and open Accounts in various banks on their names using fake Ids prepared by Vinay Kumar. They also used to obtain sim cards on those fake Indian Ids. The kingpin, used to give Rs. One lakh for arranging one fake account holder from Nepal. The ATM and debit cards of the newly opened bank accounts are then given to the kingpin who used these account for cheating.

RECOVERY:  12 Bank Passbooks of various banks. , 11 Debit Cards., 07 Cheque books of various bank accounts, 4. 08 Mobile phone handsets, 09 Adhar cards in different names , 07 Pan Cards in different names., 04 Voter Ids in different names, 05 Blank strips of Aadhar Cards, One Laptop, One Desktop computer, One Printer, One stolen scooty No. DL-8SBP-8009

Further investigation is in progress. Efforts are being made to probe their involvement in other cases.

 
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