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2 arrested from Bengal, Jharkhand for taking out money from bank accounts of several Delhiites

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men have been arrested from and for allegedly taking out money from of several persons in the national capital after obtaining the One Time Passwords or OTPs, officials said Monday.

The accused used to initiate transactions, then call the victims and seek the OTPs sent to them by the banks and transfer the money to different e-wallets, they said.

The accused have been identified as (26), a resident of in and (23), a resident of Dumka district in

According to the police, on June 8, 2017, one Jagdish Chander filed a complaint at station in which he stated that Rs 2,42,949 had been withdrawn from his although no transaction was done by him.

After investigation, it was revealed that the money was transferred to different

When the verification of the addresses of the beneficiaries, who hailed from Jharkhand, Odisha and were conducted, they were found to be fake, a senior police said.

During investigation, it was also revealed that a part of the cheated amount was transferred through PayTM, which was linked with an account belonging to Binod, who is based at Durgapur, Monika Bhardwaj, of Police (west), said.

On February 2, the police arrested Binod from

During interrogation, he disclosed that his cousin was the kingpin of the gang and till now they had cheated several people, the said.

Some of the amount was also transferred to an Ola wallet linked with an account, which was in the name of On February 6, Rikki was arrested from Dumka in Jharkhand, she said.

Further investigation revealed that one is the and and were his associates.

The gang members used to call the holders and ask them for their account details along with the OTPs, Bhardwaj added.

The victims were mainly from and

Binod has seven accounts in different banks, while Rikki has three The Cyber Cell of Rachakonda (Telengana) was also searching Binod, she said.

The other accused are still at large and efforts are being made to nab them, police said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 18:30 IST