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Mumbai banker arrested for siphoning off Rs 91 lakh from MobiKwik account

Gurugram: The cyber branch of Gurugram police has arrested a Mumbai banker for allegedly stealing Rs 91 lakh from MobiKwik, an e-wallet platform headquartered in the city. The accused identified as Dipesh Shah was successful in transferring the amount to his bank account by conducting over 1850 fake transactions.
This is the second arrest made in the case. Earlier, one accused from Kurukshetra who had stolen Rs two crore was nabbed. On September 27 this year, the official from one of country's leading e-wallet firms filed a complaint at Sector-53 police station alleging that Rs 19.61 crore was deducted from its account.
Acting on the complaint, the cyber branch of district police has seized more than 100 accounts that are spread in various states including UP Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana. Eventually believed to be a technical glitch, it was later found, this was a major cyber crime where the money got distributed among 600 accounts. Taking the complexities of the case into consideration, the district police took more than two months in solving the case. "The case has been registered under the IT act and we are trying to get hold of the culprits. As there are lot of technicalities involved in the case, even our officials require understanding the nitty gritties of the case," said a senior official from the cyber branch of the Gurugram police.
After the ransomware virus, this is the second major case of cyber crime that seems to have affected a major corporation from Gurugram. The case again highlights the upward trend of cyber crimes in the city. The team of crime branch and cyber crime branch have increased their vigil following the rise in incidents. The teams of Gurugram police have got in touch with the employees with banks, restaurants, petrol pumps and call centres to prevent leak of vital customer information that can be exploited by the criminals.
Thefts through credit/debit card and data thefts are the highest number of complaints in the category of cyber crimes. Last year, Gurugram reported more than 2,000 cases of cyber crimes.
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