HYDERABAD: About R 3.6 lakh was siphoned off from the bank account of an Army jawan posted in Kargil by his relative over an 18-month-period.
The accused, Vishnu Prasad, unemployed, and a native of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, forged the signature of the jawan to obtain the net banking password while transferring money to his associate’s bank accounts. He was arrested by the Rachakonda police.
The fraud came to light when jawan B Kishore Kumar’s wife went to withdraw money from the bank account. She found that the amount in the Punjab National Bank account of the jawan had very little cash. She informed her husband, who is posted in Kargil. The wife learned that Kishore had shared the details of his bank account with his relative G Vishnu Prasad, to help him in transferring his account from Nasik to Hyderabad.
In late February, the woman complained to the police that their relative Vishnu Prasad had fraudulently diverted around Rs 3.6 lakh from her husband’s account, without his knowledge and also forged his signatures to attain net banking kit from the bank to transfer the amounts.
Based on the complaint, a case was registered. During the probe, the cyber crime officials verified the transaction details of the jawan’s bank account and found that the money was transferred into several bank accounts by Prasad. Based on the mobile number, the accused was traced to Uppal and was taken into custody.