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Cyber Cheats Duped Job-Seekers, Nabbed

Cybercrime has been on the rise for some time despite the best of efforts put in by the police to curb the menace.

The Cyber Cell has apprehended a cheat who has duped people, particularly those who had been looking for a job. The accused Gautam Kashyap 24 years worked with a call centre executive. He cheated many job-seekers of their money under the pretext of giving them their desired jobs and in return he charged a huge amount.

On the complaint of one call centre employee at the District Cyber Cell that a gang of cheats has wheedled the complainant into transferring money into his e-wallet for his job secured.

The accused used to make calls to the victim and ask him to transfer money as facilitation fees through Paytm.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR no. 305/18, under Sections 420, 419, 120B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, PS New Friends Colony was registered and investigation was taken up.

A team of District Cyber Cell supervised by ACP Operations Jagdish Yadav and led by inspector Ram Sundar assisted by SI Sandeep Panwar and SI Rakesh Kumar was formed.

Accused Gautam Kashyap 24 years
"When the course of investigation initiated, it revealed that the money was transferred into different Paytm wallets when probed Gautam's name figured and the police developed the lead further and apprehended the accused, Gautam. He initially denied any involvement in this cheating racket but once he was confronted with the bank accounts and Paytm details, he broke down and confessed to the crime.  Gautam even disclosed that he with his associates Vaibhav Mishra, Amar Singh and Gagan Sharma used to run this syndicate," Chinmoy Biswal DCP south-east district spoke.

Vaibhav Mishra used to provide the data of job aspirants who had registered themselves on Shine.com and other job portals. Gautam and Gagan Sharma used to call their targets and represent themselves as senior consultant of a firm and asked them to get the money transferred into Paytm and bank accounts for providing a job opportunity.

The police recovered 2 mobile phones in which Paytm wallets were activated. The case has been registered under relevant sections. The police are trying to catch more fish in the same pond.


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