In a major breakthrough against cyber crime, Jharkhand Cyber Cell busted a interstate racket of fraudsters who hijacked people’s bank account using information from the ANYDESK APP.
Addressing a press meet on Wednesday, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police, Anish Gupta, said Ranchi police arrested two cyber criminals in a case of Rs 25,000 fraud through the Anydesk App. Arrested persons had used the App to withdraw money from the account.
The arrested fraudsters include Vivek Kumar Mandal from Jamtara and Amir Khusro, a resident of Deoghar. Police have recovered 20 Debit cards, 20 fake SIM cards, 5 mobile phones and Rs 15,000 cash from the criminals, he added.
Gupta said that in an attempt to control increasing numbers of cyber crime in the State, Jharkhand Cyber Cell constituted a Special Investigation Team to investigate the cases of fraudulent withdrawal of cash from customers’ accounts.
Narrating the whole story about busting the gang, Gupta said that this was done from the businessman—a resident of Kanke Road, Satyendra Kishore. “On June 4, a call from a cyber criminal on the mobile of businessman Kishore came in the name of SBI Bank’s Chief Manager Amit Kumar Mishra. The fraudster asked Kishore to log in to Internet Banking Account in the Yono App Account. After that, an application called Anydesk was asked to be downloaded and the online SBI asked to log in anywhere.
After that, the messages of SBI continuously on the registered mobile number in Satyendra’s bank account started coming. Then, the cyber criminal asked Satyendra to share his profile password on the Yono app,” he added.
“After sharing the profile password, other bank accounts of Satyendra were also inquired. The person who called Satyendra on this matter was suspicious and then Satyendra went to the bank and said the manager to talk to him. The caller refused to come to the bank.
But by then the criminals had to withdrawn Rs 25,000 through the App. Satyendra gave information about the withdrawal of money and filed a case at Gonda Police Station. Cyber Cell started investigation of the case. During the operation, Cyber Cell found that the money was transferred to Vivek Kumar Mandal’s Paytm account.
To catch the culprits, the SIT started raids. After which Mandal was arrested from Fatehpur in Jamtara and on his information, the police arrested Khusro, a resident of Palajori police station in Deogarh district.
He was also involved in this crime with discretion. But the kingpin of the gang Sushanta Das, resident of Jamtara running the racket from Kolkata is still at large,” said Gupta.
Appealing bank account holder through media the SSP said that never disclose about the bank account details to anybody.