In a significant development, the Cyber Crime Police in Hyderabad have successfully apprehended an individual from Haryana for planning a deceptive scheme in collaboration with Dafabet, an online gaming platform.
Following reliable information, the cyber crime unit made the arrest and confiscated substantial assets from the suspect, including a cash of Rs 1.40 crore, 23 mobile phones, 3 hard disks, 2 laptops, 36 bank cheque books, and 52 debit cards.
As reported by India Today, Hyderabad Police Commissioner K Sreenivasa Reddy disclosed that the accused, identified as 36-year-old Hitesh Goyal, residing in Haryana, alongside his associate Sanjeev based in Dubai and Hong Kong, defrauded numerous individuals nationwide through ‘dafabet.com‘.
Goyal, operating from an office in Delhi, was involved in operating various bank accounts and Merchant IDs, executing false transactions that preyed on unsuspecting victims, as stated in a police release.
The investigation originated from a complaint filed by a Somajiguda resident in Hyderabad who fell victim to cyber fraud via the ‘dafabet.com’ website, resulting in a reported loss of 70 lakhs transferred to accounts provided by the fraudsters.
The Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police filed a case under sections 419 (pertaining to cheating by impersonation), 420 (related to cheating), and various sections of Sections 3 and 4 of the TS Amendment Gaming Act of 2017.