For the first time in the country, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a complaint of money laundering in the cyber crime case. In Jamtara district of Jharkhand, in the money laundering case worth Rs 2.49 crore, Pradeep Mandal, Jugal Mandal and Santosh Yadav of Jamtara district have been arrested as the accused.
In the FIR, Pradeep Mandal has been accused of cheating worth one crore rupees through cybercrime while the duo and others are charged with cheating of Rs 99 lakh through cybercrime. In the third FIR, Santosh Yadav has been accused of cheating of 50 lakh rupees.
In most cases, the cyber-fraudulent crime is done as a bank officer. They call the people using different SIM cards and call themselves the officials of the bank and SEBI. However, Jamtara District has become a haunt for cybercrime in the country. School children here were also reported in this crime.
Police say that the conspiratorial trail is spread from Jharkhand to Mumbai, Pune, Kanpur, Bangalore and Noida. These accused used to call people by telling themselves as the managers of a bank and withdraw their money by asking their ATM card number and PIN.
According to the police, these three and their colleagues have worked to lure dozens of people and have made an illegal income of lakhs of rupees. Against them, there are cases registered in Noida besides the different districts of Jharkhand.