Uttar Pradesh: Driver spends Rs 30L from former MP’s account, arrested | Varanasi News

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VARANASI: Detectives from the Cyber ​​Crime Unit nabbed a Vivek Kumar from Mirzapur, the driver of former BJP MP Surendra Narain Singh, for making a payment of around Rs 30 lakh into the latter’s account for purchases electronics, housewares, clothing and food items online between 2019 and 2021.
Singh became an MP for Rohania constituency in 2017 on the Bharatiya Janata party ticket, but he did not contest the 2022 election as the BJP vacated the seat for its alliance partner Apna Dal (Sonelal).
IG Range K Satyanarain on Saturday said, “After registering a case on the complaint of former MP Surendra Narain Singh, the Varanasi range cybercrime unit conducted a detailed investigation and subsequently arrested Vivek from Karsada region. Cybercrime cops recovered two smart TVs, electrical DJ equipment including amplifiers, sound mixers, stabilizers, lights, a laptop, cooler, power inverter, battery and more on Friday. other items worth more than Rs 8 lakh.
During his interrogation, Vivek revealed that he worked as a guard at Chunar Police Station in Mirzapur and was hired as an MLA driver with a monthly salary of Rs 9,000 in February 2018. While working for the MLA , Vivek has gained trust and has become like family. member. As Singh grew to trust his driver, he shared with him details of his bank account where he received MLA’s salary, and his cell phones.
Vivek said he handled cellphone and drug payments using the MP’s debit cards.
In 2019, he downloaded the Amazon and Flipkart apps and started buying goods for himself using the MLA’s debit card since he also had the cellphones the OTPs were sent to, officials said. the cybercrime cell.
He used his own address to receive delivery of online purchases.
During the investigation, the cops discovered that many expensive items like a 138cm smart TV worth Rs 5.80 lakh, DJ machines and electronics were bought in addition to the shoes, branded clothing and food products.
Until 2021, Vivek spent around Rs 30 lakh from the MLA bank account for its online purchases, officials said adding that they had to work hard to collect details of items that had been purchased online.
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