Lahore: FIA team to investigate Rs 7.4 million ATM fraud
LAHORE: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cyber crimes circle (CCC) Lahore zone on Thursday reached Ahmad Pur Sharkia to investigate the auto teller machine (ATM) fraud of Rs 7.4million.
On the directions of FIA Director General Tariq Pervaiz, CCC Lahore Deputy Director Azhar Mehmood constituted a 4-member joint investigation team (JIT) headed by Syed Nayyer-ul-Hassan Tirmizi to probe the matter. Tirmizi told Daily Times that preliminary interrogations had revealed that a local shopkeeper Sheikh Anwar held an account with Allied Bank Ltd (ABL) Ahmad Pur Sharkia branch and from November 2007 to May 2008, fraudulently withdrew an amount of Rs 7.4 million and transferred it to an account in United Bank Ltd (UBL) Gujranwala branch through ATM balance transfer facility.
However, the same amount was also debited in Anwar’s account in ABL Sundry branch Karachi. He said the ABL management filed a case under Section 406,420,468,471 PPC with the Ahmad Pur Sharkia police, which arrested the accused.
Trimzi said that as the police in Ahmed Pur Sharkia did not have adequate means to investigate the case, FIA Lahore director had written a letter to the district police officer (DPO) Bahawalpur to immediately refer the case to the FIA CCC Lahore for proper action.
He said that a case had been registered against Sheikh Anwar with the CCC Lahore under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007 and the accused had been moved to Lahore for further interrogation.