Cyber crime hubs of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

Karmatar, a small town, has slowly emerged as the epicentre of cybercrime in the country. Many of its ''vishing'' experts have never left town, but their reach spans the nation

October 26, 2017 05:42 pm | Updated 08:17 pm IST

At Karmatar, a hamlet of huts a few years ago, there are more concrete houses being built than in the district headquarters itself.

Crime also tends to be infectious — in the confessional statement before the police, 22-year-old Diwakar Mondal, arrested on March 11, 2017, states that he along with his cousin Mithun Mondal gathered fake SIM cards and started indulging in cybercrime after “aas-paas ke log cyber thuggee kar ke amir ban gaye (people around us became rich by indulging in cybercrime)”. In the statement, Diwakar admits to arranging mobile SIM cards with fake identities and also bank accounts under different names. Read more...

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