Cash withdrawal racket busted in Arunachal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 13:30

Itanagar: A racket allegedly involved in unauthorised withdrawal of cash from SBI customers` accounts through online transaction has been busted by the police here and four persons were arrested from Assam?s Barpeta district in this connection.

The police arrested Mukibul Islam, Habib Ahmed, Razzaqul Islam and Rafikul Islam on Sunday, two months after the arrest of Shariful Islam, another accused, here on September 25, capital SP Surinder Kumar said here today.

A laptop, a mobile handset and two memory cards were seized from the house of one of the arrested, the SP said.

Kumar said that the arrests followed several complaints of unauthorised withdrawal of money to the police a few months ago from SBI customers.

The accused said that they collected unsuspecting SBI customers` ATM card details, including passwords, by visiting ATM counters in Itanagar.
After collecting the ATM card details, they used to sent an SMS containing the data to their associates at Barpeta who in turn made withdrawals by ordering electronic goods through various online payment gateways.

The accused sold the electronic goods at discount from their shops at Barpeta.
Till now Rs 12 lakh from around 20 SBI customers have been looted, the SP said.
The arrested were produced before the judicial magistrate yesterday, who remanded them to seven days? police custody.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 13:30

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