THE CYBER wing of the Pune metropolis police arrested two individuals for allegedly stealing Rs 1.57 crore from the cryptocurrency pockets of one other particular person.
The accused had been recognized as Pavankumar Tatvavedi (35) and his brother Pankaj Tatvavedi (35), natives of Rajasthan.
Police mentioned Pavankumar allegedly lured the complainant, a former businessman, to take a position cash in cryptocurrency buying and selling by assuring big revenue.
In response to a press launch issued by police on Saturday, Pavankumar allegedly steered that the complainant purchase a “Ledger Nano Pockets”. Whereas guiding the complainant to save lots of cryptocurrency into this pockets, the accused allegedly stole the pockets’s consumer ID and 24-character “password key”.
Later, the accused allegedly misused the password to switch the complainant’s cryptocurrency to a different ledger pockets.
The businessman lodged an FIR concerning the alleged fraud on the Cyber police station underneath sections 419, 420, 406, 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The investigation revealed that Pavankumar went to Dubai in June 2023 and returned to India on November 16. Police obtained info that the accused was planning to return to Pune by flight from Jodhpur on November 23.
Accordingly, sleuths of the cyber police station laid a entice and nabbed Pavankumar on the Pune Worldwide Airport.
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First revealed on: 26-11-2023 at 02:28 IST