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Bhopal: International gang of hackers busted, 3 Nigerians held

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Bhopal: Cyber cell has busted an international gang of hackers and nabbed three Nigerians who in the past were involved in financial fraud of Rs 42 lakh. The victim Anand Jain who is owner of Prompt Engineers Private Limited Company had lodged complaint with cyber police that Rs 42 lakh were withdrawn from his account in Bank of Baroda.

In the initial investigation, it was found that international gang of hackers with the help of Indians committed the crime after which six accused were nabbed.

The CCTV footage revealed that the one of the accused Anil Pandey had gone to the BSNL office for obtaining SIM card and based on the footage he was searched and nabbed. He confessed Shivendra Sikarwar gave the contract of obtaining duplicate SIM card and offered Rs 35,000 for the work. Ram Singh alias Rajveer of Rajeev Nagar supported them.


The Nigerians were identified as Ibezim Peter (22), David Olutayo(29) and Everest Chinedu Oparaeke (27). They coordinated with hackers in Nigeria and provided bank accounts and identified Indians who could help them in committing the burglary. The three Nigerians have been nabbed from Noida. Visa of all the three Nigerians had expired.

During police investigation, it was revealed that BSNL employees’ negligence made it easy for accused to commit fraud. BSNL did not verify identification card before issuing duplicate SIM card to the accused.

Two accused Rajendra Satnami and John Browni are absconding. Rajendra accompanied John to the BSNL office for obtaining the duplicate SIM card.