12 including three HDFC Bank employees arrested for attempting to withdraw money from NRI’s account in Delhi
New-Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday has arrested 12 people, including 3 HDFC Bank employees, for attempting to make unauthorised withdrawals from a very high-value NRI account and also fraudulently obtaining cheque books.
The accused have been identified as R Jaiswal (31) from Ghaziabad, G Sharma (30) A Kumar (35) from Noida, A Tomar (26) from Hapur, H Yadav (30), SL Singh (41), S Tanwar (34) from Gurgaon, NK Jatav (33) from Jhansi, S Singh (40) from Baghpat, D Chaurasiya (27 yrs) from Rai Bareilly and HDFC employee), A Singh (29) from Gonda (HDFC employee) and a woman whose name has been withheld.
The Cyber Crime Unit of Special Cell informed that as many as 66 attempts of unauthorized online transactions were made by this group on the NRI account.
The Police recovered a fraudulently obtained checkbook from the suspects along with sim card with phone number identical to the NRI account holder who resides in the US.
According to Delhi Police, the HDFC Bank had filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Unit of Special Cell alleging that there are many unauthorized internet banking attempts noticed in one NRI bank account. There were also attempts to withdraw cash from the same account, using the fraudulently obtained cheque book.
In view of this, Delhi Police said that it had constituted a team that was tasked to identify the culprits on the basis of technical footprints and human intelligence.
“On the basis of technical evidence, footprints, and human intelligence, multiple geolocations were identified. Raids were conducted at 20 locations across Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. During the course of the investigation, all 12 persons have been arrested. Out of the 12 arrested accused persons, 3 are HDFC bank employees, who were involved in issuing the cheque book, updating the mobile phone number and removing the debt freeze of the account,” Delhi Police said.
The investigation has revealed that HDFC bank employee was promised Rs 10 lakhs and an insurance business of Rs 15 lakhs. In the earlier instances, there were attempts of withdrawal of money from this account. Two cases were earlier registered one at Ghaziabad, UP, and one at Mohali, Punjab.