Two held including Nigerian National duping people on promise of Remdesivir Vials,110 SIM Cards,Fake IDs seized in Bengaluru :

Pramesh S Jain

The Central division cyber crime police on Wednesday arrested two persons including a nigerian national for cheating people on the pretext of selling Remdesivir and medicine to treat covid patients.

The accused has been identified as Mohammed Ismail Khadri,43,from Vidyaranyapura and his partner in crime Alade Abdulla Yusuf,26,from Nigeria and resident of Yelahanka.

Senior officer told reporters,there were series of complaints were registered in Central CEN police station in which the complainants stated that they received a whatsapp message from unknown number on their mobile number claiming they are from reputed Pharma and are into selling Remdesivir and other Covid related medicines.

And the said person used to ask the victims to send prescription and used to take money to procure the Remdesivir injection vials and other medicines.

Once anyone of the victim fall prey to this conman after receiving amount they would switch off the phone.

Based on series of complaints,DCP MN Anucheth,asked the ACP to form a special teams and to nab the miscreants.

The team swung into action and after getting a credible information the Central CEN police inspector,Praveen Babu and team zeroed in on both the accused.

During investigation the accused confessed the crime and after conducting searching in their house the police team have seized 110 SIM cards,four mobile phones and 10 bank accounts which were created using fake IDs.The police also asked the banks concerned to freeze Rs four lakh deposit in the bank accounts .

The team grilled both of the them and it was revealed that Khadri is owner of a mobile shop and used to repair mobiles and sell SIM cards.HE used fake IDs of the people to get SIM cards for his partner in the crime .

Khadri also used fake documents to open bank accounts which were used by the accused to transfer the money.

To make people believe they are from Pharmacy the accused created a website in a reputed name of a pharma company to lure gullible people offering to Remdesivir injections and medicine related to covid treatment .

The accused would ask the people to transfer money and switch off the mobile phones as soon as the money was transferred .

As soon as the transactions landed at a bank account,the accused would transfer the cash from one account to another to hoodwink the officials to block the transactions .

With their arrest the CEN police have solved four cases of online frauds reported in the recent past in the central Division.

We have seized the mobile phones and analyzing the all record details to ascertain their criminal network,he added.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated,Addl CP West Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP Central,MN Anucheth,ACP,Smt.Nazma Farooq,PI,Praveen Babu and their whole team who has done a exemplary and meticulous investigation in solving the case and nabbing them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.