One 'notorious inter-state cyber criminal,' who was on a run after allegedly cheating a city-resident by hacking into his bank account and made online purchases to the tune of Rs 6.23 lakh was arrested from Delhi, a senior police officer said today.
Ganesh Kumar Agarwal alias Prince, a native of Kolkata was nabbed by the sleuths of Cyber Crime Cell of Central Crime Station (a wing of Hyderabad Police) yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Detective Department, J Satyanarayana said.
The accused, along with two Nigerians, got transferred the amount from the complainant’s account and made online purchases through an online auction website last month, the police officer said.
The accused, after hacking into the bank account details of the complainant, made at least six fraudulent transactions by online payments and investigation revealed that the crime has been committed from Delhi, he said.
Based on credible information, the city police went to Delhi and arrested Frank alias Emanual and E Celestain Chibuki (from Nigeria) on July 11 in New Delhi even as Prince remained absconding, the police officer said.
During investigation it has been revealed that Frank created fake bank websites and was sending phishing e-mails to bank customers in the pretext of security alert and in turn sought to validate their account information including their username, password, and other details which he used to forward to Prince.