VISAKHAPATNAM: The City Cyber Crimes Cell police arrested a person under the IT Act 2008, here Tuesday for purchasing gold and other valuables online using his superior officer’s debit card.
Revealing the details of the case to the media, additional deputy commissioner of police (Crimes) S Varadarajulu said that D Purnachandra Rao of MVP Colony was working as a general manager in the mechanical department of Abir Infrastructure Private Limited.
He had been deputed at the Singhitarai Thermal Power Plant in Kharsia, Chhattisgarh. During this deputation, he had used his ICICI bank debit card to book railway tickets and internet prepaid payments and had used his assistant, Jasti Hari Venkata Kishore’s help, thereby reveling his debit card PIN number to him.
A few days later, Rao found that there were online transactions worth `50,460 that he had never made, including purchases and cell recharges. Suspecting Kishore, Rao asked him about it but Kishore denied knowledge of any such thing.
Rao then lodged a complaint with the city police about this who transferred the case to cyber crime division. After investigation, the police found that Kishore had in fact committed the crime using Rao’s debit card, having had knowledge of the PIN number. The cops arrested Kishore under sections 420 of IPC and 66C of Information Technology Act 2008.
They also seized a mobile phone, which he had used for online transactions and his mail ids firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They also seized `25,150 from the accused.