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Three arrested for net banking fraud

Three people were arrested for allegedly withdrawing money from the accounts of two Delhi residents through net banking. Vishal Aggarwal, 26, Yogesh Gupta, 23, and Prince Pal Singh, 25, were arrested following a case of fraudulent cash transfer from the account of Rajiv Gaur, a resident of south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj.

‘Rajiv Gaur, who has an account in HDFC Bank, registered a case, claiming that Rs 6 lakh had been transferred from his account to another unknown account through net banking. He came to know about the incident after he received a SMS that his request for a loan had been accepted,’ said a police officer.

‘As he had not applied for a loan, he approached the bank and was informed that Rs 6 lakh had been transferred from his account to an unknown account in Kotak Mahendra Bank. The Rs 6 lakh amount was withdrawn through various ATMs,’ added the officer.

‘One of the accused, Prince Pal Singh, had opened this account, while Vishal Aggarwal, the gang’s mastermind, got the information of account holders from an executive at HDFC Bank. Yogesh Gupta then withdrew the cash from different ATMs,’ said the officer.

The officer also informed that Aggarwal obtained the information of the account holder through Facebook and other social networking sites before preparing a forged ID of the account holder. ‘The accused had also cheated Rahul Chand, a resident of Badarpur, of Rs 5 lakh in July,’ police said.
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