A man was arrested from Assam’s Bongaigaon district for his alleged involvement in cybercrimes, mostly in financial matters.
According to a senior official of the Assam Police, multiple raids were conducted on Tuesday across the state in coordination with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“We conducted the raids in Bongaigaon and Majuli on the basis of cases registered with the Assam Police. One person was arrested from Bongaigaon during the raid,” he added.
Another accused, hailing from Majuli was reported ‘missing’; while his family members and locals claimed that he has not returned to the village since 2004.
During the raid, a mobile phone alongwith some documents were recovered from the arrested person in Bongaigaon. While, the CBI sleuths have recovered a duplicate NRC list from the residence of the Majuli suspect.
“The Assam Police acted on the basis of different cases registered with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in 2019,” – informed the senior police official.
Its worthy to note that the CBI on Tuesday launched ‘Operation Chakra’ in coordination with Interpol, FBI and police forces from other nations to hunt-down cyber criminals involved in financial crimes. In accordance with the same, 115 locations were raided by police forces from several jurisdictions.
The CBI has registered 11 cases against cyber criminals involved in financial frauds using the internet; and the agency has conducted searches along 87 locations in 16 states, while state police forces have raided 28 locations.
Police Forces of eight states and Union Territories (UTs), including Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh and Haryana, participated in the operation; the CBI said in a statement.
The agencies have seized about Rs 1.8 crore in cash and 1.5 kg gold, while bank accounts with an amount of around Rs 1.89 crore have been frozen in Karnataka.
Meanwhile, the action took place in coordination with Interpol, FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Australian Federal Police.