The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out a widespread crackdown on cyber criminals in India in an operation known as ‘Operation Chakra-2.’
- This operation involved searches at 76 locations across the country and was prompted by the registration of five separate cases of cyber-enabled financial fraud, including a ₹100-crore cryptocurrency scam.
- The fraud scheme posed as a fake crypto mining operation and targeted unsuspecting Indian citizens.
- The cases were registered based on information provided by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
- The agency is collaborating with various international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, INTERPOL, and others, to follow up on leads.
- ‘Operation Chakra-1’ was conducted nearly a year ago in collaboration with Interpol, the FBI, and police forces from various countries, involving searches at 115 locations.