Pune Police Arrest Accused Who Cheated Youths For Helping In GMAT Exam For Studying MBA Abroad

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Mubarak Ansari
Pune, 15th October 2021: The Cyber ​​Police Station of Pune city police have arrested an accused from Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) who allegedly tried to cheat a youth under the pretext of helping him get good marks in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for studying MBA course abroad.

The arrested person has been identified as Abhay Mishra. Police have seized one laptop, one mobile set, four pen drives, four debit cards and other materials. A judicial magistrate court has remanded him to police custody till October 22.

According to police, the complainant wanted to get admission to a foreign college for an MBA course. While searching the social networking site for MBA pre-exam GMAT, he found the Instagram profile GMAT_GRE_Shortcut. The profile guaranteed 100 per cent good marks in the pre-examination for admission. The complainant completed all the procedures by contacting the profile holder through the said Instagram profile.

The accused had demanded Rs 4 lakh for more than 750 marks, Rs 3.7 lakh for more than 740 marks, Rs 3.5 lakh for more than 730 marks, Rs 3 lakh for more than 720 marks, Rs 2.7 lakh for more than 710 marks and Rs 2.5 lakh for more than 700 marks.

The accused had taken access to the complainant’s computer through remote access applications of Anydesk, DW Service etc and pretended to appear for the exam on his behalf. The complainant secured 770 marks out of 800. The accused repeatedly demanded Rs 4 lakh from him.

However, as the complainant did not want to pay the amount and all the above procedures were considered fraudulent, he filed a complaint with Pune cyber police station. An FIR has been registered for offences under sections 419, 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

A thorough investigation was started by the cyber police station. Technical analysis of the Instagram profile, bank account, mobile number and user ID of Anydesk used to contact the complainant concluded that the accused was from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Based on the information obtained in the technical analysis, the investigation team went to Jamshedpur and arrested the accused Mishra.

The investigation was conducted under the supervision of Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ramnath Pokale and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Economic and Cyber ​​Crime) Bhagyashree Navtake.

The team included Senior Police Inspector Dagdu Hake, Police Inspector Police Minal Supe-Patil, PSI Ravindra GawaPUNE EAT Outsri and police personnel Aslam Attar, Rajkumar Jaba, Shahrukh Sheikh, Shrikant Kabule, Shirish Gawde and Nilam Sable.