Trio including woman held for hacking Ex Karnataka DGPs E-mail account to cheat his friends:
The southeast Divisions CEN police on Wednesday arrested a gang of three including woman from Nagaland who hacked the email account of Former DGP Shankar Bidari and made away with Rs 25,000 by hacking his email account and cheated his friend to transfer the fund online.
The accused has been identified as,Thia Rit Samong,31,Seropa Sesai,27,Ester Konyak,28, all native of Nagaland .
The accused had hacked the email account of Mr.Bidari on 26th February and sent SOS mail to all his contacts seeking emergency help of Rs 25,000.
The accused had also mentioned the bank account details where the money to be transferred.The police managed to crack the case only through the bank account.
Senior officer told media persons,Based on the complaint filed by Shankar Mahadevan Bidari,stating that his email account has been hacked by some unknown person and with this they have cheated his friend by asking him to send Rs.25,000 as he is in some emergency requirement.
Based on the complaint a special team was formed by DCP Southeast Srinath Mahadev Joshi,under the leadership of PI,Rajesh and his team swung into action.
CEN police station staff pressed into action the team collected all the information from the Gmail team and IP address and the hackers even sent details of bank account to Ex DGP friend.
The team visited the bank and collected all the information and based on the technical evidence with information from the bank the cyber crime police track down the accused through bank account,which the accused used to get the money transferred.
The team nabbed the trio and during investigation the accused confessed the crime and it was revealed that the trio are part of five members gang who would dupe gullible people online and cheat them of their money.
A detailed investigation by the team to find out about their role the accused spilled the beans and said Ester was assigned by the gang to collect the bank details and debit cards from the people from her native offering commission. These bank details are then used in the cyber frauds.
The mastermind of the scam is Rubika, a beautician by profession,who has befriended Peter and James on social media and the trio started hacking email accounts of people .
Ester Konyak@Rubika is a beautician by profession and was working in the city for the last four years and stayed in a rented house in Horamavu.
After their arrest the team conducted a detailed investigation and based on their statement the team has recovered details of 60 bank accounts,and seized debit cards,23 Pancards, aadhar cards of different people,four mobile phones and cash of Rs.2 lakh from the account.
It was even revealed that the trio used to lure employed and poor people offering money and take their IDs and rental agreements to open bank accounts,which they also used for scam.
The CEN police have taken all the accused into custody to ascertain their criminal background and massive manhunt is on to nab James and Peter who are part of the gang he added.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East S Murugan DCP Southeast Srinath Mahadev Joshi,PI,L Y Rajesh,WPSI,Ms.LakshmiMandigeri,ASI, Srinivas Babu,and staff as,Basappa,Asthak Sab,and Ms.Jyothi has been appreciated for the commendable job done by them and recovered various bank debit cards,Aadhar card and pancards from them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.