Four held for online fraud of Rs 94,000
Sources : Times News Network
Date of Publishing:17/7/2010
Pune: The Hadapsar police on Friday arrested four people for allegedly transferring Rs 94,000 from the account of Ashish Sahay, senior manager (MMR production department) of the Serum Institute in Hadapsar. The incident took place in the Bund Garden branch of a private commercial bank.
Sahay filed a complaint against unidentified persons with the Hadapsar police station after he received an SMS on his cell phone from the bank about the transaction on June 22.
The complaint stated that an unidentified person had transferred the amount from his salary account for obtaining personal gains. Investigations have revealed that the unidentified person had hacked Sahay’s password and had transferred the money to the account of Pravin Naik (23) of Bhayander in Thane district, in the Borivli branch of the same bank.
After obtaining the information, the police arrested Naik. This led to further arrest of his accomplices, Sunil Pawar (20) of Bhayander, Ravindra Mishra (23) of Malad and Rajarao Dasri (27) of Andheri, said senior police inspector Pandharinath Mandhare on Friday.
All the four have been charged for committing an offence of cheating under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
Mandhare said the suspects, during interrogation, revealed the name of the main suspect, Shravan Kumar, who is absconding. The police are verifying the role played by each of the suspects. he added.
Sub-inspector D V Doke produced the suspects before the Pune Cantonment Court for seeking custody remand. The court send the suspects to police custody till July 21.
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