Haryana: 3 held for conspiring to steal Rs 16 cr from dormant account

Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 (18:11 IST)
Chandigarh: Police have arrested three people from district who were plotting to commit a fraud worth over Rs 16 crore using information of a dormant of a based branch of ICICI bank.

Stating this here on Wednesday, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava informed that cyber criminal gang was busted after a team from the Cyber police station, Panchkula got secret information that some people were attempting to transfer Rs 16 crore from a dormant account. “Upon getting input, our cyber team immediately swung into action and three accused were arrested at first by conducting a raid at village Malvi in Jind.”
 
He congratulated DGP Crime Mohd. Akil, DIG Cyber Crime Pankaj Nain and their entire team for dealing with cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner across the state.
 
Initial probe revealed that these scammers planned to siphon off funds from a Kanpur based branch of ICICI bank. They accessed the email linked to it, managed to fraudulently update a new mobile number in this account to receive OTP. The fraudsters needed 48 more hours to transfer the fund but were apprehended. A beneficiary account where they planned to transfer the funds has also been identified.
 
Three arrested among the four accused were identified as Jagbir and Kaptan, both residents of Jind district and Imran, a native of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.
 
A case has been registered in this connection. (UNI)