The man then approached Unit VII of the Crime Branch which began a probe.
"The IP address of the computer which was used to book the ticket after hacking the payment gateway was traced to Madhya Pradesh. A team picked up Rajsingh Parmar (28) from there on May 6," he informed.
"We also arrested Pran Singh and a driver Raghavendra Singh. During their interrogation it came to light that Parmar used to book air tickets from various travel ticket booking sites. While making payment of the booked air tickets, the accused used to hack payment platform of foreign company, which used to link travel suppliers to online travel agencies," he said.
As the payment platform was not secure, the accused used to succeed in making payment for the ticket without spending anything from his pocket, the official said.
With this modus operandi, Parmar has booked thousands of domestic and international air tickets over the past two years, worth at least Rs 2 crore, and also gave concession to travelers, he said.
"During his interrogation we got an information about the agents in Mumbai, Nagpur and Madhya Pradesh," he said. adding that "Parmar possibly has a network nationwide.
The accused are in police custody till Friday, he added.
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