Officers have arrested three people for alleged involvement in online gambling and cash fraud in Karimpur, Nadia.
India.- Police in India have arrested three people for alleged involvement in online gambling and cash fraud operations.
Police seized 800 SIM cards and several Paytm barcodes during a raid on a venue located in Karimpur, Nadia.
According to Telegraph India, those arrested have admitted their links to online gambling associates operating from China.
Officers said: “The trio said they had cheated innocent people of their credit or debit card details and card verification values by posing as bank officials.”
He said: “The group admins refer to websites, on which group members can play games and place bets. To skip the surveillance of Indian authorities, domains of these sites are generally located in China and payments are routed through India-based gateways like Paytm.
“The benefit remittances are usually transferred to several linked bank accounts to avoid scanners of income tax.”
A week ago, police in the state of Telangana arrested thirteen people who were playing three-card gambling at a private property.
Among those arrested was the Telangana state labour minister’s brother, Ch Narasimha Reddy, a businessman aged 66.
According to the Times of India, police seized Rs 1.4 lakh cash. Those arrested were also accused of breaking the current Covid-19 social distancing rules imposed by the government.