Mumbai men held for cyber crime in J&K
Date of Publishing:05/01/2011
Srinagar:Four people, including two Mumbai citizens, were arrested last week in Jammu and Kashmir for a Rs 3.25 lakh cyber bank fraud from three accounts. A Mumbai-based Nigerian is also suspect. "It is the first case of cyber-related bank fraud in Kashmir using tampered credit cards," Srinagar senior SP Ashiq Bukhari said.
On December 30, a jeweller complained about a "fraudulent" digital transaction worth Rs 1.35 lakh from his shop. "Investigations revealed that Nisar Ahmad Sheikh of Srinagar had made the transaction. He was arrested and questioned after which Shafiq Sheikh and Faisal Khan from Mumbai were arrested," the SSP said. The two claimed to be working for a Mumbai man. "Around 18 cloned debit and credit cards were recovered from them," he said. Sheikh and Khan reached Srinagar with suspected kingpin, Sumear of Mumbai, on December 22.
"They stayed at a local hotel and in connivance with the local accused, Nisar Shiekh and Abid Majeed, hacked into accounts and digitally transferred Rs 95,550, Rs 95,550 and Rs 1,35,000, using five fake cards, on December 23, 24 and 30," he said. The total number of people involved, the modus operandi and the quantum of fraud "cannot be gauged" without the kingpin's arrest, the police said. AGENCIES
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