Over the past years City Cyber Crime branch has been receiving numerous reports of online frauds and has been working relentlessly on catching the culprits who lure these innocent people to share their personal bank details Nagpur Cyber Crime has reportedly recovered Rs 1.85 crore hard cash this year.
Dr Ashok Baghul, ACP and Head of Cyber Crime, while talking to The Live Nagpur informed that since lockdown was imposed in the country due to the spread of COVID-19 the online fraud cases increased in the city. This year we have recovered Rs 1.85 crore hard cash and have given to the concerned person.
Speaking about the recent cases Dr Baghul informed that Shekhar Bhobde, who was having his saving account in State Bank of India, Dindayal Nagar, branch from last 20 years was duped of Rs 6,82,000 over the 18 month. He was totally unaware that cash from his account was debited from last 18 months. When he contacted his bank, he was stunned to know that a sum of Rs 6,82,000 was taken by some unknown person, without his knowledge. On June 1, 2021 he filed FIR at the Cyber Crime Cell.
Dr baghul informed that when we approached SBI Dindayal Nagar branch there were hesitating to share information of the account. “Within four days our team brought back the amount of Rs 6,83,000 into Bhobde’s account.”
The Cyber Crime Branch has also recovered mobile worth Rs 85 lakh and total amount to the tune of Rs 2.4 crore.
Dr Baghul added that one must register a proper mobile number with the bank. The account holder must check alerts messages. If they receive an unknown transaction alert then the account holder must immediately contact his branch. Dr Baghul emphasized that alertness is the key to prevent cybercrime. “People must contact cybercrime or nearest police station if any such incident happens,” He said. Dr Baghul also added that it was possible due to the guidance of his senior police officers and his team of cybercrime branch.