Police have booked a man for allegedly siphoning over Rs 30 lakh from a city based company by hacking the email of its chairman-cum-managing director and sending mails to the staff in which directions were issued for remittance of large amounts of money.
The company officials in their complaint to Gurgaon police commissioner alleged that the accused, identified as Sameer Khan, had hacked into the email address of their CMD, and on February 27 sent them mail demanding an immediate remittance of Rs 5 lakh to the account of a beneficiary.
The company has its office at fifth floor, Vipul Square, B Block, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon.
Sanyog Jain, controller, finance, on whose complaint the FIR was registered at the sector -29 police station, told the police that mails were received from the account of CMD, who was travelling at the time, directing the transfer of money in seven instalments.
On receiving the mails, the company officials immediately transferred the money on February 27 . An amount of Rs 4.5 lakh was sent to the account of the accused Sameer Khan after deducting 10 per cent tax at source. Likewise, mails were received on February 28, March 2, March 3, March 6, March 7 and March 9 following which a total amount of Rs 31.50 lakh was transferred in seven instalments of Rs 4.5 lakh each. Interestingly, the firm’s officials did not forget deducting the tax at source while sending huge amounts of money in the absence of the CMD.
The money was transferred to the account of Sameer Khan, who has an account in ICICI Bank at New Friends Colony.
On receiving the complaint from the firm, the sector 29 police station investigated the matter and registered a case of cheating under section 420 of IPC.
ASI Lal Singh, the investigating officer in the case said that the case of cheating has been registered and the culprit would be brought to book soon.