3 held for siphoning of funds from bank account in city

3 Jul 2017

Kolkata Police have arrested three persons from Bihar for their alleged involvement in siphoning of funds from the bank account of a person.
On the basis of a complaint lodged with Watgunge police station here, the police went to Lakhisarai in Bihar and arrested Sujit Kumar, Shravan Kumar and Arvind Kumar from their respective houses, a police officer said today. Complainant Sushil Chanda Mahato had said in his FIR that he received a phone call in February in which someone posing as a bank official sought details of his debit card details which he provided.
Within a short while, Mahato found that Rs 74,490 was debited from his account, the police officer said. The three accused allegedly put the money in various e-wallets and a portion of it was transferred to four accounts of a nationalised bank of Jamtara, Jharkhand. The accused trio, who were arrested on Friday, were running a mobile recharge shop at Lakhisarai in Bihar.
They used the money from the e-wallets to recharge phones and DTHs of customers, the officer said.