A Nigerian and two others have been arrested in south Delhi for allegedly hacking into e-bank accounts of people and buying articles, including laptops, police said.
The accused operated from Mumbai and Bangalore and made calls to customers on the pretext of changing their bank mandates.
The arrested have been identified Praveen Gupta (27), a Nepali national, Promise Eke (27), a Nigerian, and Tashi Wangchuk (21) from Sikkim, said HGS Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).
The police recovered eight laptops, 10 digital cameras and 17 Blackberry phones, all worth R10 lakh, from the possession of the accused. The arrests came following a probe about money being fraudulently withdrawn from three ICICI bank accounts.
Dhaliwal said it came to light that the huge transaction has been incurred towards Future Bazaar located in Mumbai and Bangalore from these three accounts.
"We procured the details of the buyers as well as the delivery address given to the courier company. The courier company was approached and a police team along with a delivery boy went to the address but could not find anyone," he said.
The consignee was contacted on phone who told the delivery boy to deliver the parcel at Navada Metro Station in west Delhi. Wangchuk was arrested when he arrived to allegedly claim the consignment and his apprehension led to the other two. The trio allegedly used to make contact with e-bank account holders over phone.
"They generated SMSes from ICICI Call Centre for winning the confidence of account holders. They used to arrange information regarding parentage, date of birth, name of the nominee, etc.,” Dhaliwal said.