The sim swap fraud continues to panic the Indian citizens with another businessman from Mumbai losing 1.86 Crore from his bank account.
Going into the news, a textile businessman filed a complaint with Mumbai Police saying he lost Rs 1.86 Cr from his bank account. The complainant said he received 6 missed calls between 11:44PM (December 27) to 1:58AM (December 28), out of which two were from United Kingdom.
When he realised that his phone stopped working in the morning, the businessman rushed to Mumbai Police. The fraudsters, who reportedly blocked his sim card and gained access to bank account details of the businessman, looted all the money and sent them to 24 different accounts in around 28 transactions. These accounts were of various banks in Delhi, West Bengal, Jharkhand and other North Indian states.
Upon the complaint filed, the Mumbai Police team have registered a case under IPC sections relating to cheating, impersonation, acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention and also relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.
The incident which is going viral on social media platforms has one and all. The Mumbai Police team, led by Deputy Akbar Pathan is investigating into the case. However, the bank officials were able to recover 20 lakhs and deposited back into the account of businessman.