New Delhi: In a major crackdown, the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) busted a gang of cyber thugs from Noida. The gang cheated many foreigners of Rs 170 crore. They duped victims in the name of providing tech support and tax refunds, said officials.
So far, the police arrested 10 members of the gang from Nodia’s Sector 59. The arrestees have been identified as Dhruv Narang, Mayank Gogia, Akshay Malik, Deepak Singh, Ahuja Podwal, Akshay Sharma, Jayant Singh and Mukul Rawat.
The STF said Karan Mohan and Vinod Singh are the masterminds of the gang. Vinod is said to be the director of the R9 news channel.
The police also seized over 70 desktop computers, mobile phones, and SIM cards. They targeted people living in countries like the US, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, Hong Kong and more.
The gang was busted after an FIR was lodged at the Noida Sector 58 police under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, and 471. The STF said the legal proceedings in the case have also been launched.
The STF is also trying to find the bank details of the gang to freeze the accounts. The action in this case against the Bankers will also be taken.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (UP STF) Vishal Vikram Singh said, ”The gang used to take control of the devices of their targets using various techniques to cheat them.”