Man held in Delhi for online fraud
Sources : Times News Network
Date of Publishing:22/7/2010
Hyderabad: In a major breakthrough, Cyber Crime Cell investigators arrested an interstate cyber criminal, Ganesh Kumar Agarwal alias Prince, in Delhi on Tuesday for siphoning off Rs 6.23 lakh from a city-based individual's account.
They also recovered Rs 40,000 cash, a 4 GB pen drive, MTS modem, 18 Vodafone sims, two Airtel sims, one Aircell sim, a Tata Docomo sim, a Virgin mobile, China mobile, Sigma mobile, a fake driving licence in the name of John Periera, Goregoan (W) Mumbai and a 2009 diary containing phone numbers and personal information.
On June 9, Jagannath Vidyala of Jyothi Colony, Karkhana in Secunderabad had a shock of his life when he went to an ATM to withdraw money. The withdrawal request was declined and when he took a mini statement, he found that only Rs 85 was left in his account. He went to ICICI Bank immediately and verified his account. He realised that six online transactions were recorded in his account on June 7 and June 8 to the tune of Rs 6.23 lakh, additional commissioner of police, crime, K Narasimha Reddy said. Fraudulent transactions were made for online purchases at eBay using 'Paisapay' online payment system.
Based on Jagannath Vidyala's complaint on June 18, Central Crime Station, detective department, launched an investigation and followed the money trail which led to Delhi.
During the investigation, police found that data of around 2,000 customers of ICICI Bank and Axis Bank were with the culprits.
Cyber Crime Cell inspector T S Uma Maheswara Rao, who went to Delhi, arrested two Nigerians—Frank alias Emanual, 30 and E Celestain Chibuki—28 on July 11. They were produced before a local court in New Delhi and after obtaining transit warrant the two were remanded in judicial custody in Hyderabad. However, Ganesh Kumar Agarwal managed to give the cops the slip.
On a tip-off, Ganesh Kumar Agarwal was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday at about 9.00 pm.
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