Vodafone reports Rs 3.32 crore fraud

Mobile phone service provider Vodafone has reported an alleged fraud of Rs 3.32 crore,the police said on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published:August 20, 2010 2:09 am

Mobile phone service provider Vodafone has reported an alleged fraud of Rs 3.32 crore,the police said on Thursday. The company has accused its four employees of misappropriating recharge coupons,simcards and mobile phones through tampering of company’s computer software. In a complaint to the police,company official Pankaj Khanna said he has been working with the company since May 2004 and his four subordinates used to carry and forward recharge coupons,simcards and mobile phones of the company through him.

“Now I have discovered that my subordinates had misappropriated a large number of recharge coupons,sim cards and mobile phones by tampering our computer software,causing a loss of Rs 3.32 crore,” he said. Taking cognisance of the complaint,the local police have booked Manoj Babbar,Ashok Kumar,Vijay Sharma,residents of Chandigarh,and Sagar Negi of Baltana near Zirakpur under Sections 406,420,465,467,468,471 and 120-B of the IPC. No arrests,however,have been made as yet.

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