Mumbai cyber crime cell Police on Saturday arrested three Nigerian Nationals from Delhi for allegedly hacking the email account of Member of Parliament and Congress Leader Hussain Dalwai and sending distress emails to his contacts requesting for money.
The three have been recognized as Konate Mohamed, 31; Ouattara Golhaud, 32; and okpeaifoh Michael, 31. The police have also recovered laptop, pen drive, cell phones, and ATM cards of different banks which recommend that it is s a well-organised gang. The investigators have additionally recouped Rs 70,000 from the suspects,
cyber cell, the police had learned about the whereabouts of the suspects who were staying in Delhi from where the three foreign nationals were arrested on Friday and brought to Mumbai later. They were produced before a court on Saturday which remanded them to police custody till November 2.
Prior this month, Dalwai, through his own secretary Rajesh Panchal, had filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police on discovering that messages seeking for cash were being sent to his contacts.
The police have enlisted an instance of cheating and pantomime under applicable sections of the Information Technology Act against the accused.