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Man held for duping SBI customer by posing as bank official

Kolkata: A man has been arrested at the Bidhnnagar Cyber Crime police station for allegedly duping a State Bank of India (SBI) customer by posing as the manager of the bank. The accused identified as Kiritkumar Tribhoandas Shrimali of Kutch in Gujrat has been remanded to seven days police custody.

According to sources, Subir Kumar Bhadra of Dankuni in Hooghly had a bank account at the Bikash Bhavan branch of SBI. On November 2, he searched for the concerned person's phone number of the bank branch on Google. There he found a mobile number and when he called up on the number Shrimali received the call and identified himself as the bank manager. According to the statement of Bhadra to the police, he had some work related to his bank passbook.

When Bhadra told him about his requirement, Shrimali said he would help him on the basis of some information. Bhadra had to give him some details regarding his ATM card and account.

Shrimali asked him to tell his ATM card number and other numbers related to the card.

After that he asked Bhadra for a One Time Password (OTP) which he had received on his mobile phone.

After providing him with the details, Shrimali allegedly told Bhadra that soon his work will be done.

After the conversation concluded, Bhadra found that three messages informing him about withdrawal of money from his account had been sent to his mobile number from the bank.

He understood he was duped. Immediately, Bhadra lodged a complaint with the Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station.

After the case was lodged sleuths tried to track Shrimali's mobile number which was switched off. Thus police were not able to trace him. Recently, after his number got activated and sleuths tracked him down. On Tuesday night he was arrested.

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