Pune : 8 including Marathi actor’s son arrested in cybercrime case allegedly worth ₹216 crore

Pune : Eight people have been arrested by the Pune City Police’s Cyber Crime wing, including four IT engineers and a Marathi actor and ad-film maker, for allegedly conspiring to steal and sell data of dormant bank accounts containing deposits of Rs 216 crore.

Cyber Crime Cell received a tip-off that some people were trying to sell stolen data of dormant accounts from two prominent banks, that was when the alleged fraud came to light.

Two of the eight arrested were identified as Rohan Ravindra Mankani and Sudhil Shantilal Bhatevara alias Jain. Mankani is a filmmaker, an actor, and the son of filmmaker Ravindra Mankani.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar said, “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. We are now probing the modus operandi of the data theft and how the racket was operating. Part of the investigation will be to verify the seized data.”

A few more people besides the accused have been detained for questioning. It also includes some people from Mumbai and at least 25 lakh cash, cell phones, a car and bikes have been recovered from the suspects, police said.

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