Cyber crime in Faridabad; Businessman robbed of 10.5 L

Faridabad: In a case of cyber crime, a businessman was robbed of more than Rs 10 lakh from his bank account here, police said today.

Janak Raj Jain, a resident of sector-14 here is into Pharma business and has an account with ICICI Bank sector-16, Faridabad.

On April 23, an amount of Rs 10,50,000 was withdrawn from his bank account without his knowledge, according to a complaint filed by him with the police.

Upon enquiring, it was learnt that an amount of Rs 8,00,000 was withdrawn from Kashmere gate branch of the bank while another Rs 2,50,000 was drawn from Shaktinagar branch in Delhi.

He found that the registered mobile number was also changed in the bank records without his information to prevent sending of messages to the number.

A case has been registered with Police Station Central, Faridabad under section 420 (cheating) of IPC and section 66 (sending offensive and false messages through internet) of IT Act, SHO Bharat Bhushan said.

In another incident, two miscreants robbed a man of his phone and Rs 70,000 cash after throwing chilli powder in his eyes here, police said today.

The incident took place yesterday when the victim, identified as Javed, was riding his bike on Pali crusher zone here, they said.

He was stopped by two men standing on the road.

As soon as he stopped the bike, one of the men rubbed chilli powder on the eyes of Javed.

Meanwhile, the second miscreant robbed Rs 70,000 and a mobile phone from his pocket, following which the duo fled the spot.

A case has been registered with Police Station sector-55 Faridabad under section 392 (robbery) and other relevant sections of IPC.

The police are investigating the case and yet to nab the culprits, Investigating Officer ASI Suresh Kumar said.