Friday, February 12, 2010

Kandivli businessman in connection with a cheating and hacking case

Mumbai: The cyber crime cell of the Bangalore police last week arrested a Kandivli businessman in connection with a cheating and hacking case registered there.

The accused, Yashwant Mairale (39), is a resident of Kandivli. Mumbai police sources confirmed that they assisted the Bangalore team, headed by S S Muddegowda, which had come in search of Mairale. He was produced before the Ballard Pier court by the Bangalore cops, seeking his transfer warrant. He will be produced before the first class magistrate court i Bangalore on Friday.

The case pertains to a complaint of cheating by S Rangaswamy, a resident of Bangalore, who alleged that some one had hacked into his ICICI e-banking account and stolen Rs 2.50 lakh. When he checked the account in December last year, he was shocked to discover that Rs 2.50 lakh was transferred into three accounts.

A case of cheating was registered by the Cantonment police. But as it pertained to a hacking offence, the case was transferred to the CID’s cyber cell. During investigations, the police found that one of the beneficiaries, Sukresh Das, had an account the SBI’s branch in West Bengal.

But the police were unable to trace any such person. However, they found that Rs 50,000 was transferred into Mairale’s account in Mumbai.

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