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Two men nabbed for online fraud

New Delhi, Jan 17, 2013, DHNS:

They siphon off Rs 20 lakh

Two men have been arrested for withdrawing Rs 20 lakh from a south Delhi-based doctor’s bank account through unauthorised transactions, police said on Thursday.

Mohammad Mirza Ali, 39, and Pritam Mishra, 27, were held after a complaint by Dr Vijay Kher of Defence Colony block E and chairman of Medanta Medicity’s nephrology division.

“The gang used to procure details of bank accounts to gain access through internet and transfer money through net-banking, and the SIM card of the victim’s mobile phone would also get deactivated fraudulently,” said Sandeep Goel, joint commissioner of police (crime and railways).

They followed an elaborate modus operandi with perfect compartmentalisation of work. Ali acted as the central hub and carried out the actual transfer of money by accessing the targeted bank account through net-banking.

Gangs network

“The gang’s network was spread over various cities. Ali, a native of Thane, used to travel between cities by air, organising his activity and carried a laptop for internet access,” Goel added.

“His laptop has been seized,” Goel said.

Sequence of events

Dr Kher told police that money was withdrawn from his account maintained with Yes Bank’s New Friends Colony branch when he was attending a marriage function at Faridabad in October, 2012.

“He claimed that the incident came to light when he received a text message on his mobile phone,” Goel added.

In his statement to police, Dr Kher had also said his account was active since November, 2009 and around 1.45 pm on October 21, he was informed of several transactions debiting various amounts.

“The transactions were not made by me so I informed the bank manager,” Dr Kher said.

“He suggested that I should check my account online or try phone banking help. I tried to check my account online, but my password was not accepted,” Dr Kher added.
He was later informed that withdrawals amounting to approximately Rs 20 lakh were made by online transfers into various bank accounts.
His mobile phone was also deactivated by the culprits for the unauthorised online transactions.


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