Last updated: September 24, 2022 at 10:58 IST
Cuttack Cyber Police has detained a Bank of Baroda customer in Bhojpur district of Bihar state for theft of over Rs 100 crore in cyber fraud.
The accused, Bikash Singh defrauded funds worth Rs 1.58 crore during his tenure as a captain. Singh has also been associated with cybercriminals for a few years.
Singh used to collect details of Bank of Baroda accounts with deposits over Rs 1 crore and pass the information to the racket, investigations by the Economic Crime Wing (EOW) of Bihar Police revealed.
Copies of several checks given by Bank of Baroda branches in Subarnapur, Jagatsingpur and Cuttack to its customers have been retrieved from Singh’s phone. The Environmental Protection Agency relayed the incident to the Odisha Police.
“One of Singh’s close relatives on the side of his in-laws has introduced him to cybercrime. Singh used to collect details of Bank of Baroda accounts with deposits over Rs 1 crore during the closing time and pass the information to the racket,” said Kotak Police Inspector Chandrika Soen.
This comes after another case of cybercrime, by an employee of Bank of Baroda in which over Rs 100 crore was involved on June 2 this year. This was also discovered by EOW of Bihar Police. The scammers withdrew Rs 42,000 from the official account of the Executive Engineer of Agriculture Department of the Kotak Noa Bazar branch of Bank of Baroda.
The cybercriminals had fraudulently withdrawn around Rs 46 lakh from the official bank account of the Assistant Director of Hand Lights Department in Jagatsingpur and Rs 70.42 lakh from the account of Subarnapur Mahavidyalaya.
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