Mumbai Police spring into action after complaint from director of a cosmetic company
The Mumbai Police have apprehended a person in Borivali after a director of a cosmetic company complained that Rs. 1 crore was siphoned off from his account within 45 minutes through internet transaction.
The police have frozen the bank account leading to the halt of transfer of Rs. 54 lakh of the Rs. 1 crore, zonal Additional Commissioner of Police Qaisar Khalid told The Hindu on Saturday. He said the police were trying to find out the details of the various accounts to which the money was transferred.
Meanwhile, a first information report has been registered under various sections of the Information Technology Act and under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.
On January 31, Ankur Korane received 12 messages within a span of an hour in the morning, informing him that money has been transferred from his account electronically to different accounts. When he asked Yes Bank to freeze his account, they demanded a copy of the First Information Report.
“An FIR was registered in Mulund police station at 9.30 pm on January 31. We came to know that Rs. 1 crore was transferred from his account through Real Time Gross Settlement [RTGS] System,” Mr. Khalid said.
He said that after seeking the help of cyber crime cell, the police could find a few accounts to which the money was transferred, and they froze those accounts. “We could freeze the transfer of Rs. 54 lakh. We are now trying to find out the details of the accounts in which the money was transferred,” he said.
Meanwhile, a person had allegedly approached a bank to claim the money siphoned off from Mr. Korane’s account. The police laid a trap and apprehended that person. The name and other details of the person could not be known as he has not yet been arrested.
“We have got substantial leads in the case. The Mulund police station is doing the investigation. The case is being monitored by the Assistant Commissioner of Police,” Mr Khalid said.