According to the complaint lodged by Rajesh Kamdar with the Koregaon police station here, Rs 19 lakh were transferred from his account on September 12 without his knowledge to bogus accounts in banks in Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai and Bhopal, through the transactions made between September 6 and 8.

An offence has been registered under relevant sections of IPC and Information Technology act, police said.

A few days ago, former director of IIT-Kanpur Sanjay Dhande, now settled in the city, was defrauded of Rs 19 lakh in a similar fashion. Dhande did not receive any SMS alerts from his bank on transfer transactions as the fraudsters reportedly managed to block his original cellphone SIM card by making a duplicate card.