A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) has lodged a complaint alleging that he has lost Rs 2.06 lakh after unidentified persons fraudulently made transactions from his debit card by cloning it. Police said no arrest has been made so far, and added that the accused made a transaction amounting to Rs 30,000 even after the DCP got his card blocked.
S K Tewari is currently posted as DCP (Supreme Court). “While at the Supreme Court complex on October 12, between 11.47 am and 12.30 pm, Tewari said he received multiple transaction messages on his phone, resulting in a total of Rs 1.76 lakh being deducted from his salary account. He saw the messages on reaching home at Vasant Kunj. He told police that some of the transactions were made at an online Apple store,” a senior officer said.
Tewari approached the Cyber Crime cell, and was told to file a complaint. “The complainant blocked his card. However, hours later, he discovered the accused made another transaction worth Rs 30,000,” an officer said. An FIR was registered under IPC sections 420 (cheating) and 419 (cheating by impersonation). Police said cyber crime teams are visiting all the ATMs and shopping places Tewari had visited in the last one month to look at CCTV footage and ascertain if the card was cloned there.
In August, five men were arrested for duping L-G Anil Baijal’s private secretary of Rs 1 lakh. The same gang had also cheated a JCP, who was duped when he furnished details such as his name, card number and CVV number to them.