Online fraud: two accused remanded to judicial custody

Panaji: Two accused – Lakhvinder Singh (26) and Darshan Singh (43) from Rajasthan, who were arrested by the cyber crime police in connection with an online fraud, have been remanded to 14-day judicial custody.

The police said that a woman from Mapusa was duped of an amount of over Rs 12 lakh on the pretext of updating her bank debit card.

The police said that it is a vishing (voice call) fraud. She was made to share all her banking details, including the ATM cum debit card details and net banking details over phone. After she shared the details, an amount of Rs 12,76,610 was transferred from her bank account into other accounts.

Police investigation has revealed that once the money was transferred in other accounts, it was withdrawn immediately.

According to the police, certain banks often delay in providing details of the accounts which are linked to a case, thus hampering the investigation.

The police said that investigation is on to trace and arrest the other accused involved in the crime.

The police have recovered bank ATM cards, bank pass book, SIM cards, mobile phones and other documents from the accused.

Meanwhile, the cyber crime police have asked the public not to share any banking details over phone, email or in form of messages. [NT]