A Delhi youth named Samir Kumar was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing Rs 4.5 lakh from the account of Calcutta-based trader.
Kumar, 21, who was brought to Calcutta on transit remand, was produced in the Bankshall court on Monday and sent to police custody till September 10.
Police said trader Raghav Gupta had on August 10 received an email asking him to mail his banking details to have his credit card upgraded. “Gupta thought it was a mail from the bank and he sent all his banking details,” said an officer of Alipore police station where he lodged a complaint.
Two days later, Gupta found Rs 4.5 lakh had been withdrawn from his account. The money was transferred to an account in Delhi through Netbanking. “We examined the email Gupta had received. We came to know the Internet Protocol address and tracked down the computer. Kumar used his personal computer to send the mail to Gupta,” Pallab Kanti Ghosh, joint commissioner of police (crime).