Nawada, Bihar: Nawada has unfortunately gained notoriety as a hotspot for cybercrime activities across the country. Despite the efforts of various state police forces arresting cyber criminals from the region, the problem seems to persist without effective control.
In a recent incident, the Haridwar Police in Uttarakhand apprehended two individuals involved in cyber fraud from Sohjana village in Nawada. The operation was executed with technical surveillance assistance from the Haridwar Police and Nagar Police Station.
The culprits were identified as Surendra Chowdhary, son of Vishnu Chowdhary, and another individual who happens to be a minor. The police, equipped with mobile and various incriminating items related to the fraud, conducted a successful raid in Sohjana village, leading to the arrests.
The cyber criminals are alleged to have defrauded numerous individuals by falsely claiming to offer medical treatment at Patanjali Yog Peeth in Haridwar. The victims, hailing from different parts of the country including Delhi, Assam, and Haldwani, collectively lost a significant amount of money totaling Rs 2,72,200.
The case came to light following an FIR filed on August 3, 2023, at the Bahadarabad Police Station in Haridwar. The complainant, Rajneesh Mishra, a legal cell officer of a trust in Haridwar, outlined how the accused tricked individuals into paying for treatment and accommodation at Patanjali Yogpeeth.
In a series of fraudulent incidents, Yogesh Joshi was conned out of Rs 60,000 on June 2, 2023, followed by Sanjay Kumar losing Rs 58,700 on July 21, 2023, and Matilal falling victim to an Rs 88,500 scam on July 31, 2023.
Subsequent investigations revealed the deceptive scheme when the victims reached the institute to inquire about their bookings. The crackdown involved the combined efforts of Sub-inspector Hemdat Bhardwaj and Constable Rahul Kumar from the Baharabad Police Station in Haridwar, along with support from the Nagar Police Station.
While these arrests mark a step towards curbing cybercrime, it’s evident that more work needs to be done to dismantle the network of cyber criminals operating out of Nawada. As law enforcement agencies continue their efforts, it remains to be seen how effectively they can mitigate the ongoing cyber threat originating from this region.