A case has been registered against some unknown persons, who hacked the City Union Bank account of an NRI and swindled to the tune of Rs 38.81 lakh.
According to initial investigation conducted by cyber crime police today, the amount had been withdrawn from four places including Jaipur, Delhi and Bilind.
The Officials said the case had been registered on a complaint from the CUB Manager of Karaikudi, Palaniappan with the SP Ashwin Kotnis.
The crime came to light when Rs 25.30 lakh was sought to be transferred to the private bank account of a person in Gujarat from Thenappan's account for purchase of land in Karaikudi, and the amount returned within two days. The CUB officials immediately contacted Arunachala Thenappan, who said that he did not transfer any money and someone had hacked his ID. He asked the officials to stop the transaction,and sought details about recent transactions,when he found Rs.39.81 lakh had been siphoned off.