New Delhi: A man allegedly involved in theft on credit card data of more than 30,000 customers of a private sector bank and making transactions worth crores of rupees during the last 28 months has finally landed in police net.
According to the police, Raju Tevar a resident of Maharashtra, was arrested last week after cops tracked his cell phone location at Palghar, Thane in Mumbai and identified him through his profile picture on Facebook account created in the name of Raju Naik.
The police had acted on the complaint of one Abhya Srivastava, who lives in Janpath, New Delhi and whose credit card details were obtained by the Tevar in April on pretext of blocking her card. He had told her that someone had made an online purchase from her card, police said.
“He claimed that he is an ICICI bank employee and assured the victim that the card would be blocked. But, just after getting the card details, he made an electricity bill payment worth Rs. 44,911 to Maharashtra district electricity board,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) SBS Tyagi.
“We have recovered several laptops and mobile phones from him. The analysis of one of the laptops confirmed that it contained Credit Card data of 30,000 card holders. The data is being analyzed for further investigation” said Tyagi.
“During interrogation, Tevar disclosed that he had copied this data from the laptop of a friend through a pen drive. Since then, he had used the data of around 4,500 credit card holders during the last one-and-half years to make financial transactions,” he said.
Tevar has been brought to Delhi on transit remand and currently he is in police custody for eight days. Efforts are on to arrest the co-accused from whom Tevar got this data. He is the one who had actually managed to steal the data from ICICI Bank, police said.
Earlier too, Tevar has been involved in more than four criminal cases, including a case of murder for which he had spent 14 months in jail in Maharashtra. Later, he was acquitted in all those cases.
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Courtesy : NDTV