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Gazetted audit officer in CAG duped of Rs 2 lakh, one held

Gazetted audit officer in CAG duped of Rs 2 lakh, one held

New Delhi: The Shahdara district police on Friday claimed to have solved the cheating case with Gazetted Audit Officer in CAG of India. The investigators claimed that they have arrested one accused in the case.

Police identified the accused as Pradeep Mandal, a native of Jharkhand. According to police the complainant, Gazetted Audit Officer in CAG of India, alleged that he received a call from mobile number who told him that he is speaking from DRM office railway account department and asked for account details, PIN and OTP. Later he fraudulently transferred Rs two lakh from the account of the complainant through UPI transaction.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara), Amit Sharma stated that through technical investigation and UPI details, it came to know that cheated amount was transfered to particular bank account. Details of the said account was obtained with the help of concerned bank branch. It was revealed that the account belongs to Pradeep Mandal who lives in Karol Bagh. "When police team reached Karol Bagh, he was not found there," police said.

A team of cyber cell was constituted under supervision of ACP Pramod Kumar led by sub inspector Rahul, head constable Mohit Malik and constable Vikas. During investigation, the team nabbed Pradeep Mandal from Shastri park metro station.

DCP Sharma further said that Mandal used the forged Aadhar Card for opening new bank accounts and supply the debit card of the said account to other gang members. As per the details of accused person bank account, he withdraw more than Rs 59 lakh within a month of July.

Total six ATM cards and three fake Aadhar cards were recovered from the possession of the accused.

"The accused person is running the gang from Deoghar in Jharkhand. Before committing the crime, they study the background of the target person through social media platform. Thereafter they make phone calls to their target. After getting the account details of victim, accused commit crime," police said. The accused was found to be involved in another cybercrime case in Punjab.

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