New Delhi: Police arrested a 25-year-old man for faking as bank agent.
Police arrested a 25-year-old bank agent for allegedly making fraudulent transactions worth over ₹ 69,000 using a customer’s credit card details which he obtained by secretly installing a remote access app on his mobile phone.
According to the police report, the accused has been identified as Mukesh Okheda, who belongs to Beldadi in Nepal. He was arrested from Baprola Vihar in southwest Delhi.
The police said a probe was initiated in March after a complaint was received from person named Rajesh Rajput.
The police got a tip off from a secret informer, Mr Arya; he said, some unknown person made fraudulent transactions amounting to ₹ 69,334 using victim’s credit card. However, he had not shared his banking-related information with anyone.
Based on the victim’s complaint, a case under cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property was registered at the Delhi Cantt police station and an investigation was taken up, said senior police official (Southwest) Devender Arya.
The complainant said that the transaction details were sought from the complainant’s bank and it was found that the transactions were done through Paytm and Mobikwik. Further, the withdrawn amount was transferred to the bank account of the accused.
It was learnt that Okheda kept changing his address in Delhi. He was arrested from his residence here in Baprola Vihar using technical surveillance and a tip-off from a secret informer, Mr Arya added.
During the police interrogation, the accused disclosed that in February-March 2020, he had facilitated issuance of the credit card of a private bank to the complainant.\
While briefing to the media, the senior officials said that he installed a remote access app onto the complainant”s mobile phone. Later, he sought details using the app and made transactions from the complainant’s bank account.
Two mobile phones, credit and debit cards, Aadhaar and PAN cards used to open bank accounts were recovered from the possession of the accused, the police added.