CBI on Thursday (October 19) launched a nationwide ‘Operation Chakra-2’ campaign to crack down on cyber crime in the country. CBI raided 76 places in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. The accused ran nine call centers in five states and union territories to prey on foreigners.

Aani, New Delhi. CBI on Thursday (October 19) launched a nationwide ‘Operation Chakra-2’ to crack down on cyber crime in the country. CBI raided 76 places in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. Operation Chakra-2 aims to target and dismantle organized cyber-financial crime infrastructure operating in India.

This operation is conducted by the CBI in partnership with leading private sector companies and national and international institutions. During this period, criminals involved in cyber crime were arrested one after the other. According to CBI, 32 mobile phones, 48 ​​laptops, images of two servers, 33 SIM cards and pen drives were seized during the raid. During this period, CBI also froze many bank accounts.

International technology helps solve two fraud cases

During the raids conducted under Operation Chakra-2, two cases of fraud using international technology were exposed. In these cases, the defendants took the form of a global IT major and a multinational company dealing with online technology-driven trading platforms. The accused, who operated nine call centers in five states and union territories, systematically defrauded foreigners by posing as technical support representatives.

These agencies are supporting CBI

International law enforcement agencies have identified the victims and shell companies based on evidence collected during Operation Chakra-2. CBI is working closely with its international agencies to deal with cyber crime. These agencies include the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cyber ​​Crime Bureau and Interpol IFCACC, UK National Crime Agency and Singapore Police.

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