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Cops hunt for man who tried to dupe Tata employees

The MRA Marg police have registered a case of cheating and impersonation against an unidentified accused, posing as the chairman of the Tata Group, sent an email to his subordinates demanding them to transfer $4,500 to an account for a project.

mumbai Updated: Sep 27, 2016 22:00 IST
Sagar Rajput
The case was registered on Thursday after an impostor posing  as Cyrus Mistry mailed five employees from the finance department of the organisation. The mail said, “Dear, we are coming up with a Project of Tata Group . Kindly deposit 4500 US $ in a/c no.xxx. This project should not get stopped due to financial crunch.”
The case was registered on Thursday after an impostor posing as Cyrus Mistry mailed five employees from the finance department of the organisation. The mail said, “Dear, we are coming up with a Project of Tata Group . Kindly deposit 4500 US $ in a/c no.xxx. This project should not get stopped due to financial crunch.”(HT)

The MRA Marg police have registered a case of cheating and impersonation against an unidentified accused, posing as the chairman of the Tata Group, sent an email to his subordinates demanding them to transfer $4,500 to an account for a project.

According to the police, the case was registered on Thursday after an impostor posing as Cyrus Mistry mailed five employees from the finance department of the organisation. The mail said, “Dear, we are coming up with a Project of Tata Group . Kindly deposit 4500 US $ in a/c no.xxx. This project should not get stopped due to financial crunch.”

However, an employee, Dr Mukund Rajan, chief ethics officer realised that they were being dupes. The officials then approached the police station and a case under section 419 (punishment by cheating of personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) under Indian Penal Code was registered along with section 66 under IT Act.

Deputy commissioner of police Manoj Sharma (zone 1) said, “We have registered an offence and are trying to locate the accused with the help of the cyber police. The company did not lose any money as one of the employees was sharp enough to understand that it was a con.”