Udaipur police had busted an inter-state gang of cyber fraudsters and arrested six people for duping people on the name of giving them escort services. Police seized cash, 15 mobile phones and 19 debit cards from the accused.
Station House Officer (SHO) Ambamata police station, Dr. Hanuwant Singh Rajpurohit said that they got information from the SHO of Kherwara, Dilip Singh that a fake call center is in operation at Ayana Apartment in Sajjan Nagar, near the Pioneer Academy. Following this information, a team from Amabamata police station led by Dr Hanuwant Singh raided the above mentioned location. Six people, who were busy on their mobile phones when the raid was conducted, were rounded up by the police.
Those arrested were identified as Daya Lal Patidar, Bharat Patidar, Roshan Patidar, Hitesh Patidar, Praveen Patidar and Kapil Patidar all residents of Dungarpur distrist, said Rajpurohit.
He said that the gang would floats it's fake advertisements along with the contact numbers on social media platforms, including websites. Once the targets contacted them, they sent pictures of women to them on their mobile numbers in text chat.
Once a deal was fixed the accused use to transfer registration fees in advance which vary from an amount of Rs. 100 to 5000 depending upon the client. This amount would be received in bank accounts, which were opened using fake documents.
Rajpurohit informed that the accused explained during interrogation that they would open accounts using fake documents of people from other States, which they procured from SIM card vendors.
The SHO, while talking about the targeted people, said that the victims did not come forward, as they fell that it would lead to embarrassment.
However, all the accused were booked under several sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act and they all are under interrogation.The police is now questioning them further about the total amount they have taken from people so far.