Bengaluru, June 24: In an interesting development, Cyber, Economic and Narcotics (CEN) Crime Police Station of North East division have arrested two African nationals and prevented possible cyber crimes.
The arrested two African nationals are – Fasoyin Avaloho, 32 and Adbe Ange Alfred Adoni both residing at Yelahanka.
Both of them have been arrested under IT Act and Foreigners Act 1946 and section 420 of IPC Act. Police have seized 4 duplicate sim cards and 4 fake bank accounts and 3 mobile phones from the duo which they were using to cheat gullible people. Police also seized 6 debit cards and 2 sim cards which the duo got through courier.
Upon inquiry, police stumbled upon the fact that the African Nationals were overstaying in Bengaluru without valid visa and passport.
Based on the tip off, cops zeroed in on the frauds and arrested them. During thd interrogation police learnt that the duo had created fake sim cards and bank accounts in Tripura for cyber crime.
The modus operandi of the duo is to cheat people by making phone calls to different people across the country promising them to get jobs, loans and got the money transferred to their different accounts. They also made calls assuring them of gifts and got the money transferred to their fake accounts and cheated people without getting th jobs, loans and gifts, police revealed.
In the same related case, police arrested Monikumar Kaipeng from Agartala who assisted African Nationals to cheat people.
Tripura resident used tribal people to create accounts by paying them paltry sum. He along with African Nationals withdrew money from these accounts deposited by the gullible people, said police.