Four arrested in Delhi for cheating through net banking

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 16:20 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Four people were arrested here for allegedly withdrawing money from the accounts of two Delhi residents through net banking, police said Friday.

Vishal Aggarwal, 26, Yogesh Gupta, 23, and Prince Pal Singh,25, were arrested Oct 5 while Jitender Mishra was arrested here Wednesday following a case of fraudulent cash transfer from the account of Rajiv Gaur, a resident of south Delhi's Vasant Kunj.

Gaur, who has an account in HDFC Bank, registered the case Sep 17, claiming that Rs.6 lakh had been transferred from his account to another unknown account through net banking.

"The victim came to know about the incident after he received an SMS on his mobile phone that his request for a loan of Rs.3 lakh had been accepted while he had not made any request for a loan to the bank," said a police officer.

"He approached the bank and was informed that Rs.6 lakh had been transferred from his account to an unknown account opened on a fake ID in Kotak Mahendra Bank. The Rs.6 lakh amount was withdrawn through various ATMs," said the officer.

"One of the accused, Singh had opened this account. Aggarwal, the gang's mastermind, got the information of account holders from his associate Mishra, an executive at HDFC Bank. However, Gupta withdrew the cash from different ATMs," said the officer.

The officer informed that Aggarwal obtained the information of the account holder through Facebook and other social sites.

"Thereafter, he prepared a forged ID of the account holder.

The accused had also cheated one Rahul Chand, a resident of Badarpur, of Rs.5 lakh with the same modus operandi in the month of July, 2012.

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