Rangers busted cybercrime gang in Karachi

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KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh on Wednesday claimed to have busted a 10-member gang in Karachi, which was allegedly involved in cyber crime.

A paramilitary force official said on an intelligence report,   the rangers conducted targeted raids in Korangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Surjani town areas and apprehended a 10-member gang who used to loot people through internet, adding that a citizen Mustafa Kamal complained the law enforcement agency that hetransferred online  1.1 million rupees to Nazar ul Qadir for purchase of two cars from a private bank’s auction. The accused, however, after transfer of money closed his cell phone and went in hiding.

The official further said acting upon the  complain the Rangers launched an investigation with intelligence gathering arrested all members of the gang who were involved in cheating people in the city, promising them to purchase cars and other vehicles from auctions of a non-government organization, a bank or a private company on cheaper price.

The official said during investigation the accused confessed to loot more than 150 citizens through internet OLX applications and classified advertisements in newspapers during 2008 to 2018.

They were identified as Mohammad Ibrahim alias Ibrahim Nafees, Syed Ali Atif Jaffery, Irfan Bashir, and Syed Shah Mir, Furqan alias Noman Nomi, Mohammad Naveed Mirza, Kamran, Azam Rehman Butt, Nazar ul Qadir, Munir Khan and Faizan Rafi

The held suspects were handed over to the FIA for further legal action, said rangers’ officials.

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