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Three leave money transfer firm poorer by Rs 8 lakh; held

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

Three persons have been arrested from Bihar for allegedly hacking accounts of an online money transfer firm in Palghar in Maharashtra and siphoning off Rs 8.37 lakh, police said on Monday.

Police tracked down the trio through the money trail and their account details, an official said, adding investigators have recovered a laptop, a mobile phone and Rs 5.85 lakh from the accused who hailed from Gaya.

He said the accused trio, identified as Rajkumar Prasad (24), Sarojkumar Prasad (22) and Nitishkumar Prasad (21), allegedly hacked the account of Satyam Shivam Communications in June this year and illegally transferred Rs 8.37 lakh into their bank accounts.

The trio have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology Act.

The official said the trio obtained the details of the firm, including e-mail, through internet and their contact numbers through a mobile application.

Police are now investigating whether the trio were involved in similar cases in the past.

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First Published: Mon, August 19 2019. 20:00 IST