Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: An employee of a biscuit company who responded to a phishing mail was relieved of Rs.2.10 lakh cash from his bank account. The Cyber Crime Cell police on Friday arrested two persons in this connection and are on the lookout for two Nigerian nationals, including one residing in Mumbai.

According to police sources, Sankar responded with his bank details to a phishing mail that came from Nigeria. An accused in Nigeria transferred the money from his account to another bank account in India that was operated by Tamizharasan (36) of East Tambaram. He took a commission of 10 per cent and transferred the remaining money to another account.

While Mohammed Hanifa (46) of Pammal took a part of the money, another Nigerian national took the rest in Mumbai. On a complaint lodged by Mr. Sankar, Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran formed a special team to investigate the complaint. The team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime Cell) M. Sudhakar arrested Tamizharasan and Hanifa.

“We are taking steps to arrest the two Nigerian nationals involved in this case,” Dr. Sudhakar added.