Hyderabad, India. Sept 11th: The Rachakonda Cyber Cell police on Monday arrested a gang involving 10 Nigerian nationals and seized fake passports, laptops and mobile phones from them. According to the police, the gang had allegedly cheated a 36-year-old woman on the pretext of donating funds.
“The gang cheated the victim by promising to give her a donation of 50,000 USD. Believing them, she deposited Rs 9 lakh into their accounts, which they told her was on account of various charges like customs clearance, anti-terrorism clearance and so on”, police said.
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) also announced the bust of the gang allegedly involved in preparing fake Aadhaar cards. Ten people have been arrested.
The fingerprints and retina scans on the fake Aadhaar cards were of the members of the gang. They resorted to this method to complete the biometric parameters, he said.
Photo: India Police Bust Fake Transaction Racket. 10 Nigerians Arrested
During the raid, the STF seized papers with fake fingerprints, and finger and retina scanners. The STF swung into action after the UIDAI deputy director lodged a police complaint in Lucknow, the official said.
The gang used to hack biometric security settings of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through cloned fingerprints and tamper application client source for preparing the fake Aadhaar cards, he said.