Two held for extorting money on pretext of stopping transfers

Bhopal: Cyber Crime Branch Bhopal arrested two accused from Niwadi (MP) for extorting money on the pretext of transfer and stopping transfer in the name of Chief Minister’s Office and sent them behind the bars.

The Police Station Crime Branch, District Bhopal, investigated a case in which a total fraud of Rs 2,50,000 was committed in the name of stopping the transfer by telling the victim that he was being transferred, The accused claimed they were the OSD in the Chief Minister’s Office.

On the basis of the facts found during investigation of the application, cases under section 419,420 IPC was instituted in the police station crime branch. Taking this seriously, immediate action was initiated.

The accused obtained the mobile numbers of the government employees from Google and pretended to be the OSD of the Chief Minister from the CM’s Office, informing them about the transfer of the government employees and sending them the transfer list issued by the government. After showing the fake transfer list they demanded money on the pretext of stopping their transfer.

The accused took money in different installments. To collect the fraud money, the accused used to deposit the fraud money amount in the accounts of children.

By taking prompt action the team of Cyber Crime District Bhopal, through the evidence obtained at the field level and on the basis of technical analysis, two accused who were cheating in the name of Chief Minister’s Office were arrested from Niwari and 2 mobile phones and 2 SIM cards used in the crime were seized.

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