Updated 29 Jun 2022, 6:01 am
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Tuesday remanded two non-locals, who were arrested for online fraud, in police custody for seven days.
The accused were arrested by a team of Cyber Crime Police Station on June 24 from Alwar District Rajasthan.
The accused have been identified as Jakar Khan, 25, son of Hurmat Khan and Fakru, 29, son of Fajur both from Kakrali village Rajasthan. They were brought to Imphal on Tuesday.
The complainant of the case has been identified as RK Dinesh of Khuyathong Polem Leikai. As per the police report, Dinesh was duped into purchasing household items worth Rs 1,89,500 through an advertisement on Facebook.
The arrest was made by a team of Cyber crime Police Station comprising of sub-inspector Bhubonchandra, sub-inspector Gangmei Lansailung and Havildar Jamsonmuan.
On June 24, the team assisted by Aaravali Vihar Police Station and using technical support of Human Intelligence rounded up four suspected persons including the two main accused from Kakrali road near Masjid Alwar district.
On verification and preliminary interrogation of the four suspects, it was found that Fakru and Jakar Khan were found involved in the commission of the crime and accordingly they were arrested. The police team also seized the mobile phones of the two main accused.
Police further said that on further interrogation the accused admitted to having committed the crime leveled against them and further Jakar Khan reveals that the mobile phone which was seized from him was used by him while communicating with the victim as a courier boy and also revealed that he was also actively involved in the commission of the crime but they are still concealing certain minute details and hide out of their associates.
As such, the IO sought police custody for the two main accused citing that the investigation of the case is in the initial stage and the alleged accused are highly required for a thorough investigation.
First published:29 Jun 2022, 6:01 am
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