Nagpur: A group of unidentified tricksters managed to obtain the duplicate SIM card of an aged man’s mobile phone by using forged documents and later used it to obtain One Time Password (OTP) for Internet banking. The tricksters then coolly withdrew Rs 26.70 lakh from the elder man’s accounts in three banks. The role of officials of the three banks the cellular company in the crime is also under cloud.
The complainant Rajkumar Shrilal Siddhi (65), resident of Flat No.303, Swami Apartment, Ramdaspeth, told police that Rs 26.70 lakh were withdrawn from his accounts in United Bank of India, Saraswat Bank and Punjab National Bank online fraudulently. The group of tricksters first prepared bogus documents in Rajkumar’s name and later obtained duplicate SIM card of his mobile phone from Gondia. The fraudsters later used the duplicate SIM card to obtain One Time Password (OTP) for Internet banking and withdrew the huge amount from Rajkumar’s accounts from three banks reportedly based in Tehsil area. The fraud took came to notice on Sunday (July 10).
Tehsil PSI Ambore, based on Rajkumar’s complaint, has registered cases against the unidentified fraudsters under Sections 420, 468, 471 of IPC read with Section 66 (B)(C)(D) of Information Technology Act and searching for them.