2 phone snatchers arrested, Delhi Police says they used SIMs for online theft

2 phone snatchers arrested, Delhi Police says they used SIMs for online theft

Delhi Police said that the matter is being investigated. (Representative)

New Delhi:

Delhi Police on Saturday said that a team of Special Staff from North District has arrested two persons for allegedly snatching a mobile phone and using the SIM card inside to transfer money from the victim’s wallet and bank accounts. .

The accused have been identified as Shoaib alias Shibu and Armaan alias Monu.

According to the police, the accused mostly used to target inter-state commuters near Majnu Ka Tila, Kashmere Gate ISBT, Red Fort Old Delhi and New Delhi Railway Station at a given time.

“The accused used to take advantage of the delay in blocking the SIM by the victim to log into the wallet and transfer money to his account,” Delhi Police said.

“A total of three mobile phones, two scooties and various SIM cards have been recovered from the possession of the accused,” police said.

Further investigation of the matter is underway.

Earlier, the Cyber ​​Cell of Delhi Police’s Outer District busted an online ponzi fraud scheme and arrested a person who duped people of over Rs 40 crore on the pretext of offering 10 per cent returns on a daily basis. Officials gave this information on Saturday. ,

The accused has been identified as Akash Sanjay Dhanuka, 32, a resident of Thane, Maharashtra.

“The accused, who was the operator of the bank account and who claimed to work for a company, duped people into depositing Rs 40 crore in less than 10 days,” the police officer said. Said.

According to the police, an FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint by one Prakash, who alleged that he came to know about ‘GD Fund Application’, a Ponzi scheme through one of his friends, which offers high returns on investments. does.

The officer said that during continued interrogation, accused Akshay Sanjay Dhanuka disclosed that the victims are contacted through Telegram/WhatsApp to create accounts on fake websites or download applications operated by fraudsters abroad.

Police said further investigation into the matter is underway.

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