| Mumbai |
October 19, 2020 1:54:28 am
A 25-YEAR-OLD worker of an e-commerce firm was arrested Saturday by the Maharashtra cyber police for allegedly siphoning off cash from clients’ accounts. An area court docket Sunday remanded him in police custody until October 21, police stated.
The accused, Mohammed Munna Ansari, labored as a area gross sales govt of an e-commerce firm, police stated. He would receive the passwords of consumers on the pretext of serving to them and later switch cash from their account, they added.
The state cyber police began an investigation within the matter after a milk store proprietor, Rajesh Patel, approached them with a criticism. “On August 20 and 21, Rs 35,999 was siphoned off from his Paytm pockets after which he had filed an software with the e-commerce firm officers requesting them to refund the quantity. Concurrently, he lodged a criticism at cyber.crime.gov.in on August 30,” an officer stated.
Even because the state cyber police had been probing the matter, one other Rs 14,449 acquired debited from his e-commerce software’s pockets, police added.
Later, when the complainant checked his e-mail, he got here throughout a mail from the e-commerce agency alerting him a couple of suspicious login on his account from an unknown system. “As he knowledgeable us concerning the e-mail, we figured that somebody, who was conscious of his password, had siphoned off the cash from his account. On the premise of the beneficiaries account, Ansari was zeroed down and he was introduced in for interrogation,” one other officer stated.
Through the course of the inquiry, the police discovered that the accused had duped 5 different customers of the e-commerce software, apart from Patel, utilizing an analogous modus operandi. The investigators stated they believe that the accused might have stolen the password of extra folks and transferred cash from their accounts.
“We now have seized his cell phone which is able to assist us in ascertaining what number of clients might have been duped by Ansari,” an officer stated. Ansari has additionally named a former worker of the e-commerce firm who allegedly taught him the modus operandi. “We try to find the person as Ansari has claimed to have learnt the modus operandi from this particular person,” the officer added.
The police have booked Ansari below IPC sections 420 (dishonest) and 34 (widespread intention) together with sections 43, 66 and 66 (C) of the IT Act.
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