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Another arrested in Sirmaur's Rs 40-lakh online fraud case

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The police has arrested another accused in the Rs 40-lakh registered at Police Station here, officials said Sunday.

A special investigation team (SIT) of arrested the second accused, Satyajit Majumdar, from Kolkata in West Bengal, of Police said.

The SIT sought transit remand for Majumdar from a local court in 24 Parganas of Kolkata, he said, adding that the accused was granted interim anticipatory for transit and was directed to be present in the court of (ACJM) Paonta Sahib on November 16.

Earlier, Subrata Sarkar, alias Rocky, was arrested by the SIT from Siliguri in in October this year in connection with the registered under section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on November 25 last year at Police Station, where it was alleged the accused promised fake jobs in multinational companies (MNCs) outside to unsuspecting persons, he added. The entire fraud was estimated to be of around Rs 40 lakh.

Sarkar's five-day transit remand was obtained from a in and the SIT returned to Sirmaur with the accused on October 28, he added.

After obtaining his police remand from a Sirmaur court, Rocky had been taken to Kolkata to arrest other accused gang members, following which Majumdar was nabbed, Malpani said

The crime took place in 2015-2016 when the complainant was allegedly duped of Rs 40 lakh in phases through fraudulent e-mails, he said.

The complainant is a native of but was working in Sarkar, along with the other accused, was operating a website -- Techno International Group registered on GoDaddy.Com, he said.

Around 21 cards, details of four bank accounts, two PAN cards, a Aadhaar card, laptops and seven were seized from the accused, he added.

"A joint team of cyber cell and had gone to Kolkata a month ago to trace the criminals and dig up details on them. The team did not disclose their police identity and posed as during the operation," he said.

The accused real name is and not Aarnav Singhania which he used when cheating people, Malpani said. The main accused was picked up from Siliguri after raids were conducted in Srirampur, Kolkata and Siliguri.

The gang has expertise in making fake bank accounts, websites and sending fake e-mails to allure job seekers, he added.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 22:05 IST