The police exposed a mega on-line lottery fraud having international links with the arrest of 4 youths from totally different elements of the State last week.
They were found to possess been in operation 100-odd accounts opened victimization gullible folks within the Thrissur, Kozhikode, Manjeri and Perinthalmanna branches of the bank of India, Dena Bank, financial organisation of India, Bank of Baroda, Syndicate Bank, HDFC Bank, Federal Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank and Corporation Bank.
An investigation by a police team junction rectifier by DySP M.P. Mohanachandran and Inspector T.P. Binu found that the racket operated from West Asia and had links in Pakistan.
Sulaiman, 35, from Mannarkkad was a key operator in Kerala. His arrest at Perinthalmanna 2 days past opened the lid of the net fraud.
Sub-inspector P.S. Manjith Lal aforementioned that the racket used the bank accounts opened within the names of unsuspecting native youths to channelise the funds swindled out of naïve folks from across the planet, significantly alternative States in India, within the name of on-line lottery.
Most of the 100-odd accounts the racket operated in Kozhikode, Malappuram and Thrissur districts wont to credit funds between ₹10,000 and ₹25,000 daily. The police aforementioned that swindled cash price ₹4 large integer wont to land daily within the false accounts operated within the State.
Local members of the racket Sakeer, 25, Baris, 26, and Tasleem, 25, UN agency operated the faux bank accounts within the State, got a commission up to ₹4,000 for ₹1 large integer.
Mr. Lal aforementioned that the police had limitations in taking the investigation across the borders.
The police aforementioned that the racket cheated folks everywhere India within the name of on-line lottery and wrested funds within the name of service taxes. The stamps of the banking company of India and Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC, and therefore the photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were employed in the net vouchers of the lottery.
Victim from Bengaluru
A Bengaluru-based girl, cheated by the racket, was found to possess transferred ₹27,000 to associate account at Kottakkal opened within the name of a migrant youth from Assam.
The Kerala police got very important clues regarding the racket once their province counterparts reached Kottakkal within the wake of a grievance by the lady.
The police sources aforementioned that the kingpins of the racket sitting within the Gulf countries and Pakistan may well be reached solely with the assistance of upper agencies.