Sunday, November 28, 2010

Banking Fraud: Nepalese, Nigerian Among Three Arrested

New Delhi, Two foreigners and their Indian accomplice were arrested in south Delhi for allegedly hacking into internet bank accounts of people and buying gadgets like laptops, police said today.

Investigators suspect that many gangs of international hackers are involved in similar crime in the country. The gangs operate from Mumbai and Bangalore and make calls to the targets on the pretext of changing their bank mandates.

The arrested have been identified Praveen Gupta (27), a Nepali national, Promise Eke (27), a Nigerian, and Tashi Wang Chuk (21) hailing from Sikkim, DCP (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.

Eight laptops, ten digital cameras and 17 Blackberry mobiles, worth Rs ten lakh, were recovered from them, he said.

The arrests came following a probe on money being fraudulently withdrawn from three ICICI Bank accounts, the DCP said.

*PressTrustOfIndia

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