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Ahmedabad Cybercrime Branch catches two youths involved in ayurvedic medicine scam

The Cybercrime Branch of the Ahmedabad Police has apprehended two individuals associated with a group that was involved in financial fraud. Ajay alias Ajju Babulal Verma (25) and Himanshu Harishbhai (18) were allegedly peddling an ayurvedic medicine, claiming it enhanced sexual power under the brand name ‘Ankush Aryuveda’. The duo targeted people nationwide by sending them fraudulent parcels of the medicine and then coerced them into making payments under threat of legal repercussions.

The scam orchestrated by the accused spanned over the last two months and duped 13 individuals of a substantial sum. Officials from the Cybercrime Branch disclosed that the fraudsters bolstered their scheme by sending fake notices, masquerading as the Gandhinagar Cyber Crime Department, demanding payments via digital wallets. The notices included threats of imprisonment or fines ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 if the victims did not comply.

Further investigations unveiled a case against the key suspect in Daman, hinting at a larger network of criminal operations. The Cybercrime Branch is actively pursuing the case to expose the full extent of the fraudulent activities orchestrated by the gang. It serves as a reminder for citizens to remain vigilant and cautious when dealing with unsolicited offers and products, especially those promising miraculous results.

The authorities have urged anyone who may have fallen victim to a similar scam or has relevant information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The swift action taken by the Cybercrime Branch highlights their commitment to safeguarding citizens against fraudulent schemes and holding those responsible for financial crimes accountable for their actions.

IANS

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