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Mumbai: Bank employee arrested by Gurugram Police for opening fake accounts for fraudsters to meet his targets

Updated on: 21 May,2024 10:37 PM IST  |  Gurugram
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The suspect, a deputy manager of a private bank's Mumbai branch, was arrested on Monday, an official said

Mumbai: Bank employee arrested by Gurugram Police for opening fake accounts for fraudsters to meet his targets

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The Gurugram cyber police have arrested a deputy manager of a private sector bank from Mumbai who allegedly opened fake bank accounts for fraudsters to meet his targets, the police officials said, the PTI reported on Tuesday.


The bank employee allegedly opened around five such fake accounts into which cyber fraudsters deposited lakhs, they said.


The suspect, a deputy manager of a private bank's Mumbai branch, was arrested on Monday.


"The cyber fraudsters had fraudulently transferred Rs 19 lakh to the bank account provided by the accused deputy manager to them. Till now, the accused has made available around five bank accounts to cyber thugs," said Priyanshu Dewan, ACP (cyber).

"So far five accused have been arrested in the same case. We have already arrested 12 bank employees involved with cyber thugs earlier. We are questioning the accused," Dewan said, according to the PTI.

According to police, in November 10, 2022, a complaint was filed regarding cheating of about Rs 45 lakh by investments in the cryptocurrency market through a fake website.

A case was registered on the matter at the Gurugram cyber crime (east) police station.

An investigation into the case by a team of cyber police led by Inspector Savit Kumar on Monday arrested the suspect, a resident of Andheri, Mumbai in connection with the case.

During police interrogation of the accused, it was revealed that the accused that to achieve his target, he had opened a fake bank account and made it available to fraudsters, police added, the news agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, as many as bine people were arrested for allegedly supplying fake SIM cards to cyber criminals, who used them to defraud various individuals of approximately Rs 37.13 lakh, police said on Tuesday, reported the PTI.

A total of 54 fake SIM cards were also recovered from their possession, the police said.

"These accused were involved with cyber criminals to whom they provided with fake SIM cards, which were used to defraud people in various ways. We have recovered 54 fake SIM cards from their possession and are currently questioning them," Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Cyber Priyanshu Dewan said, according to the PTI.

Police investigation and data analysis have revealed that these accused were involved in nine different cases of cyber fraud, ACP Dewan said, adding that in these cases, the cyber fraudsters cheated people of approximately Rs 37.13 lakh.

Of these nine cases, two are registered in police station cyber crime east, four in police station cyber crime west and three in police station cyber crime south in Gurugram, Dewan said, as per the PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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