Published On : Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

Using duplicate sim card director of security agency duped of Rs. 12 lakh

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Nagpur: Unidentified tricksters managed to obtain the duplicate sim card of a director of security agency by using forged documents and later used it to obtain One Time Password (OTP) for internet banking.

The tricksters then withdrew 12 lakh from the bank account of the victim. A resident of LIC colony, Khamla Nandkishore Gwaharkar runs a firm named Abhijeet Intelligence Security & Labour Supplier and has a bank account in Saraswat Bank, Wardha road. Nandkishore does most of his banking transactions online and his mobile number is registered with the bank. The tricksters very intelligently approached the mobile company of Nandkishore’s and applied for duplicate number of his sim card. They requested the sim card company to issue the duplicate card urgently. The tricksters had used the letter pad of Nandkishore’s company. Subsequently, the sim card company issued a duplicate sim card to the tricksters.The tricksters very coolly tranferred 12 lakh from Nadkishore’s account to three different bank accounts through online banking.

Nandkishore realising that his sim card has been suddenly closed, approached the sim card company. Where he came to know that a duplicate sim card has been issued to him. Nandkishore claimed that he has not applied for any duplicate sim card and asked them to issue a duplicate sim card then. He received the duplicate sim card on August 26, wherein he started getting bank messages of money withdrawal from his bank account. Nandkishore immediately lodged complaint with Dhantoli police station.

He also applied for mini statements of bank, wherein it came to fore that 12 lakh were transferred to three different accounts in 24-Paragana, West Bengal. PSI K D Pawar has registered the case under relevant IPC sections and is investigating the matter.

The accused knew the bank account, firm and mobile details of Nandkishore. The accused withdrew the money between August 25 -26 and August 27 and 28 which were bank holidays.