Tribune press service
Amritsar, September 27
Unidentified crooks made purchases worth Rs1.03 lakh on a cop’s credit card. Interestingly, according to the complainant, he did not receive any OTPs or messages from the bank in this regard.
Satwinder Singh, an assistant sub-inspector, said he learned of the incident when the amount was deducted from his salary account. Police in Division B have registered a case under Article 420 of the IPC and Articles 66-C and 66-D of the Information Technology Act against unidentified persons at this time, while the cybercrime wing began to investigate the case. The initial investigation revealed that unidentified people were shopping in Mumbai on the said account.
The complainant said when the amount was deducted from his account, he rushed to the bank and inquired about it. It was then that he discovered the fraud. He said he immediately filed a complaint with the bank but nothing concrete was done by the authorities to recover the money.
He said he then filed a complaint with the B Division police station and informed his higher authorities. Satwinder Singh is currently assigned to the Hall Gate Police Chowki.
He said he was getting calls from the bank to get a credit card and eventually went to the bank and got a credit card about three months ago. He said on September 9 that he had made purchases worth 20,000 rupees, but received a message indicating that 1.23 lakh rupees had been deducted from his salary account. He said the accused had been shopping online in Mumbai. He said he lodged a complaint with the bank and the authorities promised to take appropriate action within 10 days, but nothing was done after which a criminal complaint was filed with the police.
Police authorities said investigations had started.