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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Yamunanagar firm cheated of Rs1 cr; London bank booked

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, January 16

The police have booked a London-based bank and unidentified fraudsters for cheating an engineering company of Yamunanagar of Rs 1 crore (Rs 1,05,19,756).

On the complaint of Anil Sunder, vice-president (material department) of ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited, Yamunanagar, two separate cases were registered against the bank and unidentified fraudsters under Sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC and 66-D of IT Act at City police station, Yamunanagar, on January 14.

The complainant said that ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited, Yamunanagar, deals in manufacturing of heavy engineering goods. The company placed an order to purchase naval brass plates with a company of Germany on November 3, 2020.

During this communication process, the fraudsters monitored their emails and hacked their email accounts.

"The fraudsters sent emails to our purchase officer who treated them as genuine emails of the company with which a purchase order was placed. Our company, through an Indian bank, transferred euro 34,431 (Rs 30,08,236) in the bank account of the fraudsters on November 20, 2020," the complainant said.

He said that their company also placed an order to import engineering goods from a company of France in October 2020.

He said that in this case also, the fraudsters monitored the communication process and hacked their email accounts.

"The fraudsters sent fake bank details to our manager and our company transferred euro 86,503.37 (Rs 75,11,520) in their bank account on October 10, 2020," the complainant said.

Demanding action, the complainant said that the London-based bank had allegedly opened a fake account at the behest of the fraudsters without verifying the facts and received payment from them in the fake account.

from The Tribune

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