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Man held from Udaipur for cheating former CJI Lodha

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested a man for allegedly duping former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of hacked email received by him from his justice friend. The accused was nabbed from Udaipur.

Police identified the accused as Dinesh Mali. "He was nabbed on June 7. His associate is absconding," police said, adding efforts are on to arrest him as well.

The incident came to light on May 30 after Lodha, a resident of South Delhi's Panchsheel Park, received an e-mail from retired Supreme Court judge B P Singh which stated that his id was hacked by some unknown person on the intervening night of April 18 and 19.

A case was registered on the basis of Lodha's complaint wherein he alleged that he transferred Rs 1 lakh through RTGS from his account following the message received by him from the hacked e-mail id, Parvinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), said.

A police team was sent to Udaipur to verify the details of the alleged account holder from SBI bank in which the amount was transferred.

CCTV footage of the ATM kiosk from where the amount was withdrawn was also examined, the officer said.

A request was sent to Gmail to provide details of the person who created the alleged fake e-mail id, the officer added.

According to the police, Dinesh Mali deals in selling water purifiers and repairing.

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