29 ‘thugs’, held, Rs 2cr recovered | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The cyber cell of crime branch arrested and sent 29 ‘thugs’ (cheats) to jail, recovering around Rs 2.20 crore from them.
The money of many of the victims was also returned. Around 1,774 cases were registered, in which people were cheated of more than Rs 8 crores by the criminals.
Cyber `thugs’, who cheated people by hacking their mobile phone, either over the lure of cash prizes and or in the name of selling old vehicles, cheated thousands of people in the year 2021.
The cell arrested and booked the culprits under relevant sections of IPC.
According to DCP crime Salman Taj Patil, still the aides of the arrested ‘thugs’, who carried out the incident of cyber fraud are operating from Jharkhand, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.
“Efforts are being made to nab them, but people also need to be alert. They also need to be careful and should not fall into any kind of greed,” DCP crime added.


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