Even after 11 days, the Gurgaon police are yet to file an FIR on the complaint of a Gurgaon-based MNC chartered accountant and a resident of Vasant Kunj (Delhi) from whose Standard Chartered Bank (Gurgaon branch) salary account Rs 1.31 lakh was siphoned off. He has now filed an RTI application.
“Despite writing regularly to the Standard Charted Bank, no action has been taken by the bank and this is very disgusting,” said Harsh Mehta, 27.
“I am their old client and at least they should respond. Where shall I go to get my money back? Someone has so cleverly taken out money from my account and no one is answerable now,” he added.
According to Mehta, the money was siphoned off from his salary account in the Gurgaon branch of Standard Chartered Bank.
“On January 19 around 5 pm, I received an SMS from Airtel giving an ID for changing my SIM number. After that, there was no signal on my mobile. I was surprised as I had never made such a request. I contacted the Airtel customer care officer and he assured me that nothing would happen and they will keep a check,” he said.
The next morning, Mehta received an email from the bank showing unknown transactions to the tune of R1.31 lakh.
The accused must have hacked the phone, requested the bank for OTP, activated my SIM on his phone and then transferred funds to his account, Mehta said.
Reeta V Jain, customer care, Bharti Airtel Limited on behalf of Airtel said, “Please be informed that your concern has been sent to the respective authority for further investigation and action. We would respond to you with an update on the same at the earliest.”
Gurgaon police are investigating the case.