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Mumbai: Five, Including Youtuber, Held From Jharkhand For Online Cheating

Five people, including a Youtuber from Jharkhand, have been arrested for allegedly duping two persons in Mumbai of Rs 89,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh respectively, in two separate cyber fraud cases, according to police officials. The accused were tracked down through their IP address and have been charged with cheating and other offences under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act provisions.

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Held for circulating fake news, in Chhattisgarhs Raipur, on 8th March 2022.(Representational Image)
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Five persons, including a Youtuber from Jharkhand, have been arrested for alleged involvement in two cyber fraud cases in Mumbai, a police official said on Sunday. In the first case, a person from Gamdevi in south Mumbai was duped of Rs 89,000 after he ordered a tiffin online, the official said. In the second case, a man, also from Gamdevi, lost Rs 1.5 lakh after her was asked to pay his electricity online on February 4-5, he said.

"The modus operandi was the same and the cyber cell of Gamdevi police managed to track the IP address to Jharkhand. A team was sent there on March 22. We arrested 29-year-old Youtuber Santoshkumar Mandal and a mason Nageshwar Thakur from Dumka," he said.

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"Their interrogation led to the arrest of one more person from Deoghar in the eastern state. These three had duped the man who had ordered a tiffin online. Two more persons were held from Koradi in Deoghar on April 5, who were involved in the Rs 1.5 lakh case," he said. All the accused have been charged with cheating and other offences under Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act provisions, he said.

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