Pune Cyber crime cell booked 12 persons for conspiring to sell data of dormant bank accounts worth Rs 216 Cr
The Pune City Police’s Cyber Crime wing on Tuesday booked 12 people including two directors of regional news channels from Maharashtra for allegedly selling data of dormant bank accounts containing deposits of Rs 216 crore. Those arrested include an actor who is the son a veteran Marathi actor, an official said.
A team from the Cyber Crime Cell acted on a tip off that some people were trying to sell stolen data of dormant accounts from two prominent banks. Accordingly, the police set a trap and arrested seven accused who allegedly reached the spot in Pune to sell this data.
A case has been registered under Sec 419, 420, 34, 120(B) of IPC and Sec 43/66 & 66(d) of the Information Technology Act. Further investigation into the case is underway.
Initially six persons were arrested. These included a person who has acted in a few Marathi films, TV serials and has made a few ad films through his company. He has also been associated with the film wing of a political party and is the son of a veteran film and TV actor. Information given by these suspects further led police to an address on Sinhagad Road, where two more persons were arrested, a senior police official said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar said that the investigation has so far revealed that the suspects in this inter-state racket were planning to sell stolen data of dormant accounts from two prominent banks containing deposits of over Rs 216 crore.
Besides the accused, a few more people have been detained for questioning, including some from Mumbai. At least 25 lakh cash, cell phones, a car and bikes have been recovered from the suspects, police said.