Vadodara cyber crime team arrest accused from Haryana involved in demanding money from people through Rajendra Trivedi fan club facebook account. The accused used picture of the MLA in the profile and asked people to deposit money in the phone pay account 9776212761.
The cyber crime team received the complaint from Premal Modi about someone open a fake account in the name of Rajendra Trivedi Fan Club and asked money in the name of help from people. Based on that the team began investigation in the matter and seek the CDR of the mobile number given in the facebook account. They analyse it and found about 800 numbers being used and after deep investigation finally found a bank account.
Analysing the account statement the team found money transferred through IMPS and the location of mobile number used in it was traced at Haryana. While investigating in the area they found the IMEI number of the mobile used by the accused Bholaram and one registered in the bank was same. The team arrest him from Haryana and also other accused Manmohan Sharma after identified him from the ATM CCTV footage. Both the accused undergo Covid 19 test and after the reports police began process to detain them.
Talking about their Modus operandi the gang open fake facebook account of famous persons and cheat the fans by asking money and transfer it to other bank accounts. They open accounts in the name of other people and give them 5% commission for each transaction. To hide their identity they use different sim cards getting from other states to use in the crime. The team scientifically investigate the account number and simmcard and arrest the accused. Further investigation is on to arrest the remaining members of the gang.
Accused Bholaram Sharma resident of Haryana studied till B.Com and Manmohan Gupta also lives in Haryana.