New Delhi, Jan 17: Two members of an interstate gang were arrested here for their alleged involvement in internet banking frauds, police said Thursday.
Mohd. Mirza Ali, 39, and his associate Pritam Mishra, 27, were taken into custody from different places in the city Wednesday, police said.
The accused got details of bank accounts of people and by using internet they illegally transferred money from the victims’ accounts, police said.
The two used the victims’ SIM card details to deactivate their mobile phones during the fraud to prevent detection through SMSes, automatically sent to bank customers following a transaction, police said.
The two were arrested following the complaint of Vijay Kher, a resident of Defence Colony in south Delhi, who was duped of about Rs.20 lakh in October 2012, police said.
“Kher’s mobile phone had also been deactivated during the illegal transaction. When he got his phone re-activated, he found out that he had been cheated,” said Sandeep Goel, joint commissioner of police (economic offences wing).
Ali, a resident of Thane in Maharashtra, was involved in such crimes for over four years with accomplices in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, he said.