From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Dec 11: The Darrang Police in a major crackdown on the organized illegal cyber gang, have maged to bust a racket involving deep-rooted crimil conspiracy and forgery in cashless digital transaction. The police in this connection on Sunday night bbed three persons from different parts of the district and also seized a large quantity of goods and documents used in cashless transaction, including a laptop, five i-phones and more than 670 ATM cards of various tiolized banks. The accused trio identified as Anowar Hussain (32) of village Besimari-Janghalpara under Dalgaon PS, Hamidur Rahman (30) and Haider Ali (28), both of village Sherpur under Dhula PS have already been booked under relevant sections of IPC, Information Technology Act and Assam Protection of Interest of Depositors Act in the case (No. 532/17) registered in Kharupetia PS.
Talking to media persons on Monday, Superintendent of Police, Sreejith Thiraviam said that the gang had been enjoying instant monetary benefits in their bank accounts illegally against every fake cashless digital transaction as was announced by the government. The gang organized the people of their locality with the help of social media and provoked people to earn money through fake transactions within themselves. They also instigated people to earn more money through much effective technology of i-phone which is considered to be almost 15 times higher than that of normal smartphones. The issue came to the notice of the police following the sudden rise in the demand of relatively costly and less user-friendly i-phones among the economically and literally weaker sections of the people of the district in last few days.
The police have appealed to the local business houses to temporarily stop selling of i-phones in the district. A special investigation team under the leadership of Additiol SP (HQ) Satyajit th has also been formed to further carry forward the investigation and identify everyone involved in the illegal practice.