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Gang of mobile recharge coupon fraudster indulged in online ATM / Debit / Credit Card frauds busted : 2 accused arrested.

Dated: 20-04-16

Ø Gang ofmobile recharge coupon fraudster indulged in online ATM / Debit / Credit Cardfrauds busted : 2 accused arrested.
Ø Accused used online shopping portals such asFlipcart, E-bay etc. to cheat the money.
Ø 19 mobile phones usedin crime and cash transfervouchers of Rs. 1.30 crores recovered.

Theteam of PS Vasant Vihar, South Districthas busted a gang of cheats and arrested accused Subash, age 40 years r/o Jahangir Puri, Delhi and Ram Sharan Rai, age 38 years r/oDistrict Banka, Bihar, who were indulged in online ATM / debit / credit card fraudsand recovered 19 mobile phones used in crime and cash transfer vouchers of Rs.1.30 crores.

Brieffacts :

Thecomplainant Sh. Mahaveer Singh r/o Moti Lal Nehru Camp, New Delhireported that on 13.03.16, a person called at his mobile phone who introducedhimself as bank official and he shared the details of his ATM card with him. Thereafter, he found that an amount of Rs. Rs.1,69,000/- was fraudulently withdrawn from his account on 13 and 14-03-16. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 370/16u/s 420/34 IPC was registered at PS Vasant Vihar and investigation taken up.


Inview of spurt in the incidents of online frauds with the innocent people, apolice team comprising SI Amit Solanki, SI Anjani, HC Ved Prakash and Ct. Amit ledby Inspr. Somnath Paruthi, SHO/Vasant Vihar under the supervision of Sh. K. P.Kukrety, ACP/ Vasant Vihar was formed to get clues about the criminals involvedin such criminal activities and arrest them.

During investigation, thepolice team collected details of caller from the complainant and developedcriminal intelligence which revealed that accused had transferred the cash tovarious online portals of e-Commerce Companies such as PayU, Airtel, Ola, Oxygen, Mobills, EM Re-charge, Vodafone bill desk, Lime AXiss,SBI Buddy, Account Free Recharge, Yes Bank, PayTM, Atom Technologisto, etc.

It was an uphill task for the police team totrace the users of these online portals. The police team continued its hard work and finallyfocussed the investigation on the activities of one Subhash r/o Jahangir Puri,Delhi, a mobile recharger. On analysis ofavailable records, it was revealed that Subhash was in constant touch with oneRam Sharan Ray @ Shri Ram r/o District Banka, Bihar who was earlier staying inthe same locality. It was further revealed that Ram Sharan Ray @ Shri Ram wasengaged in the profession of mobile recharge and was expert in getting the bankdetails from the people through deceitful means. After getting sufficient evidence, a raid wasconduced and accused Subhash was arrested from Jahangir Puri, Delhi. On search, 16 mobile phones used incommission of crime and cash transfer vouchers of Rs. 1.30 crores wererecovered from his possession.

Interrogation :

Duringinterrogation, accused Subash disclosed that Ram Sharan Ray used to procure himIDs and Passwords of online payment gateways such as Pay U,Airtel, Ola, Oxygen, Mobills, EM Recrharge, Vodafone bill desk, Lime AXiss, SBIBuddy, Account Free Recharge, Yes Bank, PayTM, Atom Technologisto, etc. and throughthe above online portals, he recharges the mobile bills of customers. After charging 15% to 20% commission, he transferthe remaining amount in different accounts of RanSharan Ray which were provided by him through oxygen valet. On analysis of the accounts of Ram Sharan Ray,it was found that around Rs. 75 lacs were transferred in his two different accounts.

Immediately, a police team in search of accusedRam Sharan Ray was sent in Bihar, conducted raid at his native village inDistrict Banka and arrested him. Onsearch, 3 mobile phones used in crime were recovered from the possession.During interrogation, accused Ram Sharan Ray disclosed the names of his associatesRanjit, Nepal Mandal and Shubham Mandal (all residents of Jamthada,Jharkhand). Furtherinvestigation is in progress to arrest 3 co-accused persons and probe in otherinvolvements of accused persons.

Modusoperandi :

The gang members used to callbank customers and introduce themselves as bank officials. After taking them in confidence, they obtain their15 digit ATM / Debit / Credit Card number and within minutes they gets the cashtransferred from their account to their online accounts of different online portalsof e-Commerce Companies such as Flipcart, PayTM, etc. Thereafter, they place the orders for costlyitems such as mobile phones, expensive electronic articles, etc. through onlineportals of e-Commerce Companies. Theyused to pay the shop owners 15% commission on re-charge instead of 2%. They used to provide the address of accusedSubhash to get the delivery of booked articles.

Profileof accused persons :

1. Subash, age 40 years r/o Jahangir Puri, Delhi has studied upto 12thclass and knows to operate the computer. He is married and has three children.

2. Ram Sharan Rai, age 38years r/o District Banka, Bihar is a school dropout. He has undergonemobile repairing course from Ghaziabad, UP. He is married and has two children.

Recovery :

1. 19 mobile phones used in commission ofcrime.
2. Cash transfer vouchers of Rs. 1.30 crores.

(Ishwar Singh)
DCP/South District

Source : Delhi Police Press Release
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