Eloor Police on Monday registered a case in connection with a cyber crime after the Deputy General Manager of India Rare Earths (IRE) lost a sum of Rs 80,000 recently.
According to the police, S Pradeep Kumar, DGM, IRE filed a complaint that some unknown person, using another debit card, purchased gadgets from Bangalore and the money for it was deducted from his bank account.
The police officials said that after each purchase, Pradeep Kumar was getting SMS alerts regarding the deduction of amount from his account with a nationalised bank.
Following this, he approached the bank which recommended him to lodge a complaint with the police.
A police official said that they would be handing over the details of the case to the Cyber Cell and the investigation in this regard would commence soon.
For safeguarding the remaining amount in Pradeep Kumar’s account, the bank officials have blocked the credit and debit cards of the complainant.
A team of police officials would be travelling to Bangalore as part of the investigation.