Wednesday , March 22 2023

Rachakonda  of Cyber Crimes Police have arrested  habitual Cyber crime offender 

Hyderabad, March.1 (PMI): The Cyber Crimes Police of Rachakonda have arrested a habitual Cyber crime offender Sirigidi Praveen in Kochi of Kerala State against whom 13 cases have been registered and brought to Hyderabad on transit remand and sent for judicial remand. Two Mobile phones and five Bank accounts for Rs 8,90,695 were seized.

      The accused was identified as Sirigidi Praveen, 26 years, native of Vasandhara village under Meliyaputti Mandal, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh State.

Police said the victim, a student residing at Mansoorabad under LB Nagar police station limits lodged a complaint on June 13 last year stating that he had seen a post on twitter as ‘Cricket Match tickets available for India vs South Africa at Visakhapatnam’ which was posted by @abdkumar143 account.

When he responded to the post for tickets, the accused impersonated as a ruling party MLA’s son and promised that he would arrange a VIP Box at the Stadium. The accused cheated the victim and collected Rs 2,62,000 through online transfers.

 During the course of investigation, Inspector J. Narender Goud collected crucial evidence from Bank authorities and others. Finally, it was found that the offence was committed by the habitual cyber offender Sirigidi Praveen of Srikakulam. The IO and his team searched for him and based on technical data his whereabouts were found in Kochi of Kerala State. A team rushed to Kochi and arrested the accused on February 17, 2023, and brought him to Hyderabad and sent him to judicial custody. During police custody, the accused confessed to the offence and also admitted that he has involved in 12 cases registered in different police stations of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The accused Sirigidi Praveen and his associates from Vizianagaram district were addicted to online betting and lavish lifestyle. As per their plan, they procured Bank accounts, Mobile Phones and SIM cards for committing the offences. Sirigidi Praveen registered various profiles in social medial platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Telegram,  Instagram and so on with fake names, by using such social media platforms since 2018 and cheated many people on the pretext of providing personal loans, supply of Remdesivir injections, investment, fake betting sites and so on.  They collected huge amounts from victims and squandered the money for online betting.  Sometimes, if any victim asked the accused to return money, Sirigidi Praveen used to threaten them by impersonating as police official and sometimes as kin of ruling party MLA  through his WhatsApp Chats. After committing the offences, they used to destroy the SIMS and Mobiles used in the commission of offences.

As per the records, 13 cases were registered against Sirigidi Praveen and his associates since 2018, among those nine cases registered in different Police Stations of Telangana State i.e. Rachakonda, Cyberabad, Hyderabad and Warangal and rest of cases registered in different police stations of Andhra Pradesh i.e. Vizianagaram, Kadapa and Chittor.

The accused were arrersted under the supervision of D S Chauhan, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda and V. Satyanarayana, IPS, Jt.Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, under the guidance of B. Anuradha, IPS, DCP Cyber Crimes and G. Venkatesham, ACP, Cyber Crimes, Rachakonda, Inspector J. Narender Goud, SI Parameshwar and team. Efforts were being continued to apprehend the remaining accused. (Press media of india)

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