Posing as bank employees, some unidentified people duped five city residents of around Rs 3.5 lakh on Sunday.
Seeking verification of their bank accounts, these people called up and misused the account details and later withdrew cash from their accounts. Meanwhile, cases under different Sections have been registered at different police stations and the cyber cell of the UT police has initiated investigation.
In the first incident, Jang Bahadur, a Dhanas resident, said seeking account details, an unidentified man called on his mobile phone and withdrew Rs 54,260 through seven different transactions from his PNB ATM card.
In another complaint, Parlad Kumar, a resident of Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, reported that Rs 27,000 were withdrawn from his account after he received a similar call from an unidentified man.
Similarly, Krishna Murti of Mauli Jagran and Santosh Kumari, a resident of Phase 2, Ramdarbar, reported that Rs 73,333 and Rs 33,932 were withdrawn from their accounts, respectively.
The highest amount of money was withdrawn from the account of Jagdish Kumari, a resident of Sector 40-D, who reported that an unidentified man posing as a bank official asked for her bank account details and withdrew Rs 1.5 lakh from her SBI and OBC bank accounts.
Meanwhile, five different cases have been registered against unidentified persons under Sections 420 (cheating) of the IPC and 66-C-D of the IT Act.