Hyderabad: In a bid to keep a check on inter-state gangs duping people under the pretext of providing jobs, visas and indulging in phishing calls, especially in the Cyberabad police commissionerate limits, a special task force is being formed.
The STF would exclusively probe such cases and work towards preventing frauds by busting the gangs. To start with, the team would review the cases of organised crime registered in Cyberabad in the last two years. The team would study the type of fraud, gangs involved, arrested persons and their absconding associates, if any. The team would then start hunting them down.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) was recently formed to probe cases related to multi-level marketing, white-collar offences and bank frauds, and they have made their mark by arresting a six-member gang who collected huge amounts from 800 customers by promising to pay for ink fruit powder.
Cyberabad police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar told this newspaper, “We have noticed an increase in visa frauds.”
cases in recent times. Most of the accused operate from Delhi, Kolkata, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. To keep a check on them, an STF is being formed to work on the lines of EOW.”
Taking the Tatlu Baji, Jamtara and Malda gang into reference, the commissioner said, “There are many gangs that follow a particular modus operandi. For a long time, the gangs were operating rigorously and looting the public. The Rajasthan-based Tatlu Baji gang has several members who continue to cheat the public under the pretext of giving gold granules and kidnap businessmen for extortion. Same is the case with the fake currency gangs from Malda.”
The commissioner said, “Innocent people planning to fly abroad are being cheated by gangs based in Delhi. We are reviewing such cases thoroughly, to cut down their operations and prevent gullible people from becoming victims.”