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NRI Loses Rs 20 lakh to Hackers

A city-based NRI lost `20 lakh after his bank account was allegedly hacked.

Published: 04th May 2014 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2014 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

A city-based NRI lost `20 lakh after his bank account was allegedly hacked.

Mohammed Zafrulla Khan, a resident of Subhash Nagar, and currently working in Saudi Arabia had an NRI account at Canara Bank in Tilak Nagar in the city.

According to Mandi police, following an email request from an impersonator, the bank transferred `20 lakh from his account to another account in Barclays Bank, UK. The matter came to light when Zafrulla Khan called           T S Sheshachala, the Manager of Canara Bank, over phone on May 2.

Inspector N Niranjan Raj Urs visited the Canara Bank on Saturday after the matter was brought to his notice by Ahmed Khan, the father of Zafrulla Khan, on Saturday. Zafrulla is working as the general manager in a firm in Saudi Arabia.

"I visited Canara Bank and checked the transaction with manager T S Sheshachala. As per Sheshachala, the first email reached him on April 28, seeking transfer of funds amounting to `20 lakh to an account in Barclays Bank. Seeing it, bank authorities sought confirmation from Zafrulla Khan via mail, and the same was confirmed on April 29. The funds were then transferred on the same day," Urs said. 

However, no complaint was registered on Saturday as the bank authorities are discussing the matter with top officials in Mumbai.

The bank officials will lodge a complaint officially on Monday, the Mandi police said.

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