The arrested trio called up the victim, Sushil Chanda Mahato, and asked him for his bank details, posing as officials.
Kolkata: Three persons were arrested by the detective department of the Kolkata Police from Lakhisarai in Bihar for their alleged role in a bank fraud. The accused are Sujit Kumar (24) of Damodarpur, Shravan Kumar (25) of Nayabazar and Arvind Kumar (35) of Nayabazar. They were caught from their respective residences, said joint commissioner of police (crime) Vishal Garg.
The arrests were made following a complaint filed by Sushil Chanda Mahato (40), who stays at Diamond Harbour Road in Watgunge. He is originally from Nalkupi at Kotshila in Purulia. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused trio, in February this year, had called Mr Mahato by posing themselves as bank officials and asked him for his card details. Mr Mahato readily shared them only to know a few minutes later that he had been cheated to the tune of Rs 74,490.
Mr Garg added, “The money was stashed into various e-wallets like SBI Buddy, Payumoney and MPESA. A part was also transferred to four different SBI accounts of Jamtara in Jharkhand from where it was later siphoned off. The accused run a mobile recharge shop in Lakhisarai and used the cash stashed in e-wallets to recharge phones and DTHs of customers.”