The Uttar Pradesh Police in a joint operation have arrested three persons, including a Samajwadi Party leader from Mathura, who is accused of running an alleged cybercrime racket under the guise of a public service centre.
According to police, Samajwadi Party leader Munna Malik and two associates Kamaruddin and Ravi have been arrested.
SSP Shailesh Kumar Pandey said, “Munna Malik’s associate Ravi used to operate a cyber cafe and public service center, which used to take polymer impressions of Aadhar card and thumb of the visiting customers and give them to inter-state cyber criminals and ration dealers.”
“The police have been receiving information for a long time that incidents involving fake Aadhaar cards and cybercrime are being committed through Jan Seva Kendra. The City Kotwali police and SWAT team swung into action and arrested SP leader Munna Malik and Kamaruddin. “I have been arrested and sent to jail. Police have recovered fake coins, a letter pad, a laptop, 40 copies of Aadhaar cards, around 140 duplicate thumb prints, two thumb readers, an ATM and cash,” said Shailesh Kumar Pandey.
They also used these Aadhaar cards to provide fake SIM cards to cyber criminals and create fake passports.
“A large number of Aadhaar cards have been purchased and used to commit cyber fraud incidents. Police will soon arrest other people involved in this gang,” police added.
A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.
More information was expected.
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