Three individuals have been arrested by the Indian police from Karimpur Town in the Nadia district of West Bengal for online gambling and cash fraud
The police also a number of Paytm barcodes and about 800 SIM cards were confiscated.
The jig was up once the police received a tip-off that they were allegedly involved in online gambling purportedly linked to operations in China. The three youths stayed in the same house, and sources said nearby residents had tipped off the police.
In their early 30s, the accused were Mujibur Sheikh, Manabendra Sarkar and Ramen Karmakar. They attended court in Tehatta on Sunday and were sent to five days of police custody. Charged with deception and forgery, the cybercrime wing of Krishnagar district police has been asked to interrogate them.
The accused confessed to frauding people of money through UPI-based interfaces including Paytm, police sources confirmed, including an admission to their links to China.
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