Three held for conspiring to steal Rs 16 crore from dormant account

Chandigarh, April 7:  In a major crackdown, Haryana Police has arrested three persons from Jind district for plotting to commit a fraud worth over Rs 16 crore using the information of a dormant bank account of a Kanpur based branch of ICICI bank.

Disclosing this here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava informed that the cybercriminal 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 added.

Sh. Yadava also congratulated DGP Crime Mohd. Akil, DIG Cyber Crime Sh. Pankaj Nain and their entire team for dealing with cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner across the state.

Initial probe reveals 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. We are looking for who all are involved in it. One more accused is yet to be arrested in this connection. Further probe is underway.