9 special teams to probe cyber fraud

The investigation team that probes the money swindling case, in which a Lakeshore doctor was allegedly fleeced of nearly Rs 2 lakh, has decided on Friday to send nine special teams to five states where the fake bank accounts were taken.

According to police, the cops would move to Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra at the same time to take details of the 18 AXIS bank accounts, one ICICI account and a Kotak Mahindra account.

Meanwhile, sources said the AXIS bank officials are yet to hand over the details of the 18 accounts in their bank to the police.

The IT team in the bank is conducting a parallel probe to investigate if the accounts are fake. It is learnt that the details of the accounts would be handed over only after this probe.

“We believe the investigation is on the right track. We are zeroing in on the hackers. Once the bank hands over the details, it would be easy to reach up to the hackers,” said a top police official.

Dr. R. Shabbir Khan, an oncologist in Lakeshore hospital, is the complainant in the cyber scam. An AXIS bank account with three-layer password system, was hacked and Rs 11,14,500 was transferred to the hacker’s bank accounts on March 30.

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