The victim has been identified as Jaspal Singh, posted as joint director in office of registrar general, ministry of home affairs, they added.
New Delhi: A senior government official fell prey to cyber fraud with cash worth Rs 1.60 lakh being fraudulently withdrawn from his bank account last month, the police said on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Jaspal Singh, posted as joint director in office of registrar general, ministry of home affairs, they added.
The incident occurred last month but a case was lodged on Thursday at Deshbandhu Gupta road police station. On July 4, Mr Singh told the police that Rs 40,000 was withdrawn twice from his account and transferred to another account. Later, Rs 80,000 was withdrawn using his ATM card.
Incidentally, all the while the victim’s debit card was with him when the transactions took place. Initially, Mr Singh approached the Tilak Marg police station with a complaint, which was later transferred to South Avenue. It was only when senior police officers were apprised that a case was filed.
The police said it is suspected that Mr Singh's debit card was cloned and the transactions were carried out using the cloned card.