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International Cyber Scam Busted in Noida: Chinese National Among Those Arrested

– Noida Police arrested five, including a Chinese national, for a major cyber fraud linked to social media scams.
– Seized items include 21 phones, 223 SIM cards, two laptops, and multiple Aadhaar cards.



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The Noida Police have arrested five individuals, including a Chinese national, on charges of suspected cyber fraud. The arrests come after an extensive investigation following a tip-off about the bulk purchase of SIM cards, some of which were found active in foreign countries and being used to operate fraudulent social media accounts.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Vidya Sagar Mishra, the group was involved in duping people through social media platforms such as Telegram and WhatsApp. The fraudulent scheme involved convincing victims to invest money, which was then funneled into mule accounts.

“Five people, including a Chinese national, who were part of a group duping common people through social media platforms have been arrested,” said DCP Mishra. The police seized a substantial amount of evidence from the suspects, including 21 mobile phones, 223 SIM cards (94 of which were new), two laptops, and seven Aadhaar cards.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Tenzin Kalsang, Krishna Murari, Tsering Dhondup, Shobhit Tiwari, and Chinese national Zhu Junkai. Additional DCP Manish Mishra provided further details about Zhu Junkai, stating that his visa is valid until August this year. Zhu was allegedly a facilitator for the fraud, acting as a crucial link between the other accused.

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“He had been frequently travelling to Dubai, India, and China, where he is a permanent resident,” said ADCP Mishra.

Noida Police Bust Social Media Investment Scam, Arrest Five Including Chinese National

Noida Police Bust Social Media Investment Scam, Arrest Five Including Chinese National

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Noida 3) Shavya Goyal, who led the investigation, explained the group’s use of mule accounts—a recent modus operandi in cyber fraud. “Thugs take bank accounts from gullible individuals in exchange for a small fee per transaction. These accounts, known as mule accounts, are then used to transfer the illicit funds.”

A single transaction of Rs 51 lakh from one such mule account recently brought the group’s activities to the police’s attention, leading to their arrest. For each transaction through mule accounts, the accused paid Rs 3,000 for savings accounts and Rs 20,000 for corporate accounts, according to the police.

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The investigation is ongoing as authorities trace the money trail and delve deeper into the group’s operations. An FIR has been lodged at the Expressway Police Station under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 420 (cheating), Section 120B (criminal conspiracy), and Sections 467 and 468 (related to forgery).

This case highlights the growing threat of cyber fraud and the need for vigilant measures to protect individuals from such scams. The Noida Police’s swift action serves as a reminder of their commitment to combating cybercrime and ensuring the safety of the public.

For further updates, stay tuned as we continue to follow this developing story.


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