Updated: May 29, 2021 10:13:21 pm
Pune City Police have taken into custody a key member of an online job racket, identified as Anup Pandharinath Dhormale, a resident of Ahmednagar district.
Dhormale was wanted in an offence lodged at the cyber police station against online fraudsters who had allegedly duped a Pune-based person to the tune of Rs 4.6 lakh on false assurances of providing a job in a foreign country. Last month, police had arrested one Vishal Jamdade in this case. His questioning revealed that Dhormale was the key accused in the online job racket.
During probe, cops found that Gujarat Police had arrested Dhormale for a similar offence lodged at the Cyber Crime police station of Vadodara Police.
So, a team of cyber police station led by Senior Inspector D S Hake took Dhormale into custody from Gujarat. He was produced before a court in Pune and remanded to the custody of Pune City Police till June 1 for further investigation.
Investigation is on to ascertain whether Dhormale and his aides have cheated more persons through the online job racket.
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