Maharashtra SIT arrests two in Rs 94.42 crores Cosmos Bank Cyber Fraud in Pune

BeyondHeadlines Correspondent

Pune : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) Pune which is conducting the probe into Rs 94.42 Crore Cosmos Bank Cyber Fraud arrested two persons —Faheem Mehfuz Shaikh (27),  a resident of Bhiwandi and Fahim Azim  Khan (30), a resident of Sillod taluka in Aurangabad District.

Besides them, there are five other accused who are yet to be arrested  and their names are Mahesh Rathod, Kunal, Ali, Mohammad and  Anthony.

Shaikh and Khan took out Rs 89.47 lakh from different ATMS in Kolhapur on Aug 11. They were arrested after their identities were established from CCTV footage obtained from the banks. The criminals had hacked the server on August 11 and transferred Rs 78 crores to accounts out of India. They also transferred Rs 2.5 crores to accounts in different parts of the country.

On August 13, they transferred Rs 13.92 crores to a bank account in Hong Kong. A bank officer Suhas Subhash Gokhale has filed FIR with Chatushrungi Police Station against unidentified persons and ALM Trading Limited, Hong Kong.

Police have booked the criminals for offences under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 379 (theft), 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Information Technology (IT) Act.

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