Crimes regarding online gambling are rising day by day. Recently, the arrest of four persons, including a Chinese national, in connection with the multicrore online gambling fraud appears to have opened the eyes of the cops, with cybercrime sleuths here now flooded with complaints being lodged by several victims from across the city. Since the news of the arrest went across to different cities and towns, several victims from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and other places are calling up the city police and complaining.
“From this, we can understand that the cyber-criminals cheated several hundreds of people across the country. We are advising the victims to approach the police and lodge complaints so that further investigation can be taken up. Victims from Hyderabad can approach the Cybercrime police station,” said KVM Prasad, ACP (Cybercrime). After the arrests, bank accounts with deposits to the tune of Rs 32 crore were frozen by the police. During the investigation, it was found that close to Rs 1,100 crore was transferred to different accounts by the companies involved in organizing illegal online gambling.
The racket operated from China was busted after two persons lodged a complaint with the Cybercrime wing saying they have duped of Rs 1.64 lakh and Rs 97,000. “The city police will also request custody of the four persons for further investigation. A petition for custody has been filed in the court in this regard,” Prasad said, adding that the legal counsel for the four suspects was trying to get them released by filing bail petitions.