SUNDAY TIMES KARACHI:The personnel of the paramilitary force conducted raids in Korangi, Gulshan Iqbal and Surjani and arrested accused Mohammad Ibrahim alias Ibrahim Nafees, Syed Ali Atif Jaffery, Irfan Bashir, Syed Shah Mir, Furqan alias Noman Nomi, Mohammad Naveed Mirza, Kamran, Azam Rehman Butt, Nazar ul Qadir, Munir Khan and Faizan Rafi, a statement of Rangers said.

A complainant Mustafa Kamal complained the law enforcement agency that he online transferred 1.1 million rupees to Nazar ul Qadir for purchase of two cars from a private bank’s auction. The accused, however, after transfer of money closed his cell phone and went in hiding.

The Rangers launched an investigation and with intelligence gathering arrested all members of the gang who were involved in cheating people in the city promising them to purchase them cars and other vehicles from auctions of a non-government organization, a bank or a private company on cheaper price.

According to the modus operandi of the gang, the gang members got the money transferred from their victims through online and than shutdown their cell phones.

The accused during investigation informed the Rangers officials that they had swindled the people in the city through classified advertisements in newspapers from year 2008-11 and from 2012 to 2018 through the Internet applications.

The gang has confessed to cheat around 150 people during their criminal activity.

The Rangers have handed over the accused to FIA for further investigation and prosecution of the case.