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Senior govt official duped of Rs 1 lakh

New Delhi: A senior government official has been allegedly duped of over Rs 1 lakh by unidentified persons in three unauthorised credit card transactions, police said on Thursday.

According to an FIR, the official received a message around 6.30 pm on Tuesday from an unknown source for a one-time password (OTP) while he was in his office.

The official called the customer care of the bank and blocked his credit card, but three transactions of Rs 48,000, Rs 40,944 and Rs 42,951 were made in the meantime, the complaint said.

He has lost over Rs 1.31 lakh in those three transactions, the police said.

A case has been registered under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code and an investigation in on, the police said.

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