The Jamshedpur cyber cell officials on Sunday ordered a manhunt for a gang of cyber criminals. They have allegedly used fraudulent means to siphon off Rs 3.44 lakh from the bank account of a retired government employee on Saturday.
According to the FIR, Pushkar Singh Munda who is a resident of Subhash Colony in Mango had been to the local market on Saturday evening when he got a call from a man claiming to be a bank official.
The caller who introduced himself as a senior official of SBI told Munda that his KYC formalities had to be completed and that he would face difficulty in making transactions with the bank. The caller managed to eventually take his Aadhar number and bank account number.
An FIR has been lodged by Munda with the Bistupur-based cyber cell on Saturday. He said that the money that was stolen from him was the savings that he had made since his retirement in 2018.
He also pointed out that he had two bank accounts with the SBI -- one is with the Rangamati branch and another one is with the Dimna Road branch of the bank from where the money was siphoned off.
Inspector, cyber thana, Bistupur, Upendra Mandal confirmed the case and said the cyber criminals probably hacked Munda’s number and succeeded to get the money transferred from his account.
"The criminals have used three cell phone numbers and we are trying to trace all the numbers and the said bank account. We are trying to trace the criminals by tracing their address," he told The Telegraph Online.