Odisha Crime Branch arrests another member of Jamtara gang

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch has reportedly arrested yet another member of Jamtara gang, an inter-state cybercrime gang, from Mumbai for his involvement in the Bank KYC fraud case.

The accused has been identified as 32-year-old Sundaram Charan of Andheri East in Mumbai.

Crime Branch, Odisha is investigating Cyber Crime Police Station case No 02 dated 29.01.2022 u/s 419/420/467/468/471/120-B/34 IPC, r/w Sec. 66-C/66-D of Information Technology Act, 2000 and during course of investigation three numbers of accused persons of Jharkhand were arrested on 29.01.2022, in connection with Bank KYC fraud case.

From the accused persons some incriminating articles like excel sheets containing user phone number, name, email id, purchase item found in the WhatsApp chat box and it is ascertained that the accused persons were in touch with one person who is providing mobile number to them on payment of money.

During the course of the investigation, I.O. arrested the accused Sundaram Charan residing at Mumbai and it is ascertained from him that he has studied +2 Science and completed data management course at Mumbai. He is running his Company, 360 Marketing Private Limited ad-agency through online and providing services like Bulk SMS, Bulk email, Bulk WhatsApp, Facebook promotion, Voice call Shop & real estate promotion. The Company is tied up with Just Dial, Indiamart, Sulekha, Tedindia on yearly subscription.

The accused was getting information like user phone number, name, email id, purchase item from them. The accused had sold the user data to the fraudsters for wrongful gain. He was taking money in his personal SBI account held at Sakinaka Branch, Mumbai instead of company account.

Charan has taken money from the fraudsters on the basis per subscriber data @10 to 15 paisa. It is also revealed from the Bank statement of accused that the deposits were made through Cash Deposit Machine to the account of Sundram Charan.

The accused has been arrested on dtd.29.01.2022. From 2017 the accused person was selling such information to the fraudsters for the sake of money. On verification of the last six months Bank account statement of the accused, it is ascertained that he has received seventeen lakhs twenty-nine thousand and two hundred rupees (Rs.17,29,200/-).

As prima facie evidence u/s 419/420/467/468/471/120-B/34 IPC r/w Sec. 66 CI66-D of Information Technology Act, 2000 is well proved against the accused Sundaram Charan.

Charan was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, 9th Court, Bandra Mumbai, Magistrate after his arrest.

The Odisha Crime Branch brought the accused person on a five-day transit remand. The accused person has been produced and forwarded in the Court of SDJM, Bhubaneswar today.

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