Published On : Wed, Mar 27th, 2019

Hackers steal Rs 25 lakh from Shikshak Sahakari Bank on holiday

Nagpur: Unidentified hackers targeted Shikshak Sahakari Bank Branch in Ganeshpeth area and stole over Rs 25 lakh by transferring the amount in their accounts. Surprisingly, the hackers chose a day of holiday to commit the crime.

The cyber crime took place on February 19, 2019. The day is public holiday on account of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti.

According to the complaint lodged by Vinod Marotrao Lohkar (70), General Manager of Shikshak Sahakari Bank, the bank came to know that an amount of Rs 30.13 lakh was transferred to six different accounts through Internet Banking System on February 19,2019. Out of the amount, Rs 25.11 lakh was not returned to the bank.

The six accounts in which the money was transferred are 022105300024352 of Asrif Khan in South Indian Bank, Delhi, 158359820258 of Rajani Sharma in IndusInd Bank, Bhopal, 916020040518631 of AG Plastics Industries, Delhi, 5428020130003412 of Shine Chhabra in Union Bank of India, Delhi, 4078000100288062 of Varun Gupta, Delhi, and 7212452559 of Vijay Sona in Kotak Mahindra Bank, Pune City.

Lohkar in his complaint said that since February 19 was a public holiday, no employee was present in the bank. The dubious transactions have not been made by the bank employees. A gang of hackers transferred Rs 25.11 lakh to the abovementioned accounts through Internet banking and cheated the bank.

Ganeshpeth API Nanve has registered a case against the unidentified hackers under Sections 420, 34 of the IPC read with Section 66(D) of Information Technology Act and mounted a search to nab them.