Dhannappa Erappa Koshti (55), a personal assistant to a judge of the Bombay High Court, gave away his OTP after a caller asked him for his debit card details on the pretext of linking his Aadhaar card to his bank account.
While the police suspect that the victim was a teenager, its chase, which included tracking his footprints, questioning more than a hundred people as well as sifting through hours of CCTV footage and Call Data Records (CDR), seems to have hit a dead end.
On August 12, The Indian Express had reported about unidentified cyber fraudsters being booked by Powai police after they allegedly hacked into the email account of an assistant commissioner of the customs department and sent out emails to his friends demanding money.
In two years, Kambe claims that he has been attacked many times. “People come with the intention to rob our mobile phones due to which, I do not carry my android phone to work. I use a simple phone instead," he said.
Being the cash officer, Jadhav was responsible for collecting the cash at the end of the day and keeping it safely in the bank’s vault after updating their system. Taking advantage of his position, he allegedly stole the money from time to time.