Two men have been arrested from West Bengal and Jharkhand for allegedly taking out money from bank accounts 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.
According to the police, on June 8, 2017, one Jagdish Chander filed a complaint at Kirti Nagar police station in which he stated that Rs 2,42,949 had been withdrawn from his bank account although no transaction was done by him.
After investigation, it was revealed that the money was transferred to different e-wallets.
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, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west), said.
On February 2, the police arrested Binod from Durgapur.
Some of the amount was also transferred to an Ola wallet linked with an account, which was in the name of Rikki Kumar. On February 6, Rikki was arrested from Dumka in Jharkhand, she said.
The gang members used to call the bank account holders and ask them for their account details along with the OTPs, Bhardwaj added.
Binod has seven accounts in different banks, while Rikki has three bank accounts. 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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