MANGALDAI, Dec 12 - Darrang Police in a major crackdown against organised illegal cyber gangs has managed to bust a racket involving deep-rooted criminal conspiracy and forgery in cashless digital transactions.
The police on Sunday night nabbed three persons from different parts of district and also seized a huge quantity of goods and documents used in cashless transactions including a laptop, five I-phones and more than 670 ATM cards of various nationalised banks. Three persons identified as Anowar Hussain (32) of village Besimari-Janghalpara under Dalgaon PS, Hamidur Rahman (30) and Haider Ali (28) both of Sherpur village under Dhula PS have already been booked under various sections of IPC, Information Technology Act and Assam Protection of Interest of Depositors Act in the case (No. 532/17) registered at Kharupetia PS.
Disclosing this to the media on Monday the SP, Darrang, SreejithT stated that the gang was getting instant monetary benefits in their bank accounts illegally against every fake cashless digital transaction as announced by the Government. They organised people of their locality with the help of social media and allured them to earn money through fake transactions within themselves. They also instigated people to earn more money through the much effective technology of �I-phone� which is considered to be almost 15 times higher than that of a normal smartphone. The issue came to the notice of the police following the sudden rise in demand of the relatively costly and less- user friendly I-phones among the economically weaker sections of the society of the district in the last few days.
Meanwhile the police has appealed to the local business houses to temporarily stop selling of I-phones in the district. A special investigation team under the leadership of Satyajit Nath, Additional SP (Sadar) has also been formed to carry the investigation forward and identify everyone involved in the illegal practice.