As the volume of online payments continues to rise in digital India, so does cybercrime. Taking advantage of technology, cyber frauds are frequently duping people by siphoning off their money.
One such incident happened in Himmatnagar. Luckily, cyber police took swift action and nabbed the accused, recovering the money of the victim.
According to the details of the incident, Vitrag Foam Pvt. located in Himmatnagar has an account in Himmatnagar branch of Bank of Baroda. A mobile phone with Vodafone subscription has been registered with this account.
On 30 May, 2023 between 5:30 and 6:00 PM, unknown persons withdrew Rs 79,70,413 online from the account. However, the company soon came to know about the incident and filed a complaint with the cyber police the same day.
Ahmedabad City Cyber Crime Police Station arrested Gautam Gopalchandra Mukherjee, a native of Jharkhand, from Pune, Maharashtra after investigating the crime. The accused worked as a floor executive at Incedo Technology Company in Pune, cyber police said.
He reportedly conspired with other co-accused to swap Vodafone’s registered SIM card of Vitrag Foam Ltd. online by calling the Vodafone company, temporarily blocking the SIM card and withdrawing from the company’s account Rs 79,70,413.
After that he deposited Rs 38 lakh in the account of Vazirex Company. He deposited the remaining money for the purchase of US dollars worth Rs 41,000 in the ICICI Bank account.
However, Ahmedabad cybercrime eventually nabbed the accused and froze his account that had about Rs 50 lakh, and returned the same to the company.