New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Four people were arrested for duping several businessmen by cracking their bank account's passwords, police said Wednesday.
Ajay Kumar Mishra, 45, Binay Kumar, 35, Ravi Shankar Pandey, 45, and Jitender Kumar, 40, were arrested for cracking bank account passwords of businessmen and transferring huge amounts of money through Internet transactions in various accounts.
The accused would then withdraw the transferred amount from different parts of the country.
Following a complaint registered Jan 3 by Ravi Gupta, a Paharganj-based metal firm owner in central Delhi, police started investigating as the accused had transferred Rs.5 lakh from Gupta's account through electronic transfer system.
The accused had transferred the amount to different accounts in Delhi, Lucknow and Agra in Uttar Pradesh.
Police found that around Rs.7 lakh had been withdrawn from an ICICI bank in south Delhi's Green Park and Rs.10 lakh was transferred to an account.
Jitender and Binay were apprehended Jan 4 from Green Park when they approached the bank to withdraw the remaining amount of Rs.3 lakh.
During interrogation, the accused said they were part of an an inter-state gang operating in Delhi.
"Jitender and Binay used to arrange operational accounts in the names of different people in different banks all over India from where money could be transferred. The money was withdrawn immediately before the victim came to know about the withdrawal from his account," said Devesh Chandra Srivastva, additional commissioner of police.
At the instance of Jitender and Binay, their associates Ajay and Ravi were apprehended from Dwarka and Najafgarh, respectively.
As soon as the victims had a substantial amount in their accounts, the accused would approach their mobile service providers and get a duplicate SIM card so that the victims would not get alerts from banks for the transactions, said the officer.
According to the officer, the accused have duped several businessmen through e-banking.