Indian police have arrested three youths for online gambling and cash fraud from Karimpur Town in the Nadia district of West Bengal and seized some 800 SIM cards and several Paytm barcodes from them.
The police acted on a tip-off on the syndicate allegedly involved in online gambling purportedly linked to operations in China. Sources said nearby residents had tipped off the police after becoming suspicious of the three youths who stayed in the same house.
Accused Ramen Karmakar, Mujibur Sheikh and Manabendra Sarkar, in their early 30s, were produced in a court in Tehatta on Sunday and sent to five days of police custody.
The police said that the trio were charged with deception and forgery. The cyber crime wing of Krishnagar district police has been asked to interrogate them on the root of the racket.
Police sources confirmed that during preliminary interrogations, the trio confessed to duping people of money through UPI-based interfaces including Paytm. They also admitted to their links to online gambling associates operating from China. This prompted sleuths to call up the cyber crime wing.
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