Odisha STF arrests software firm employee in OTP sharing scam
Abhijeet Sanjay Jambure was arrested from Pune on June 29 and was produced before local court in the city
Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police has arrested a software company employee for his alleged involvement in an OTP selling and sharing scam, a police official said on Saturday.
Abhijeet Sanjay Jambure was arrested from Pune on June 29 and was produced before local court in the city and then brought to Bhubaneswar after getting a three-day transit remand.
He will be produced before a Bhubaneswar court on Satturday, the official said.
Jambure did his post graduate in statistics from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University, Ananda, Gujarat, and was working in a software company in Pune.
The STF officials said Abhijeet was in regular touch with two Pakistani intelligence officials for a long time.
In 2018, he met one Syed Danish Ali Naqvi of Khanki, Faisalabad, Pakistan through Facebook messenger, who identified himself as a freelancer at Chegg (an American education technology company).
Abhijeet had shared his user id and password of Chegg to Danish.
Danish was working in Chegg on Abhijeet’s identity but the earnings were credited in latter’s account in India.
Against his ‘favour’, Abhijeet had to do some ‘work’ for Danish, the officials said.
According to the STF, Danish introduced Abhijeet to his friend Khurram allies Abdul Hamid of Karachi, Pakistan.
Khurram is believed to be a senior Pakistan Army intelligence officer having a big base/network of agents in India. And as per instruction of Khurram, he used to transfer money to various PIOs working in India.
Abhijeet also talked with at least seven Pakistan citizens and 10 Nigerian Citizens through WhatsApp, they said.
Earlier, the STF has detected crypto trading worth Rs 1 crore through various Indian and foreign exchanges by two of the accused of the OTP sharing gang.(IANS)