Sting Newz Desk: CBI has arrested its assistant programmer Ajay Garg and his associate Anil Gupta for developing and selling the illegal software to travel agents which allowed them to book hundreds of Tatkal tickets in a few seconds. CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal says the agency has charged 13 others, including members of Garg’s family and travel agents, in the alleged scam. The money from the travel agents was collected in bitcoins and through hawala channels to avoid suspicion, and 10 agents seven from Jaunpur and three from Mumbai have been identified so far, he added. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today directed the #IRCTC and the Centre for Railway Information Systems (#CRIS) to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the alleged scam.
Courtesy : Anirban Bhattacharya (Asia News)