Chandigarh police probe mobile banking cheating

November 5th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Police Wednesday filed a case against three people from Maharashtra and West Bengal for the alleged illegal transfer of Rs.265,000 from a Punjab resident’s bank account to their own using mobile banking facility.”This illegal transaction of money took place a few days back from Vijay Kumar’s savings bank account at the ICCI Bank branch at Sector 9 here. He approached the police after trying to persuade bank authorities to compensate him his loss,” Gurmakh Singh, investigating officer, Cyber Crime Investigating cell, Chandigarh, told IANS.

Vijay Kumar is from Bartana village of Mohali district, barely 10 km from here.

“The money has been transferred to the bank accounts of three persons - Nizamuddin Ahmed of Kolkata and Vinay Vilas and Harshan from Mumbai. We have got their account numbers and are trying to get more details about them from the bank,” stated Singh.

“Police have registered the case under the Information Technology Act and our investigations are on. After completing our preliminary investigations here we may send our special team for further investigations to Mumbai and Kolkata,” said Singh.

Meanwhile, ICCI Bank sealed the accounts of all the three accused.

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