Bahawalpur: 2 cyber ‘criminals’ arrested
BAHAWALPUR: The district police claimed on Wednesday to have arrested two members of a gang allegedly involved in cyber crime and fraudulently drawing millions of rupees with the help of fake vouchers by hacking bank accounts, credit cards numbers and other related data. According to DPO SohailHabib Tajik, two youngsters namely Kamran (under middle) and Waseem Ahmed (matriculate) of Maqbool Colony allegedly hacked computerised data of the people and withdrew hundreds of thousands of rupees with fictitious vouchers from the local branches of Bank of Punjab and National Bank of Pakistan and branches in Yazman near here. He claimed that it was police’s unique breakthrough in the cyber crime field here. He said the accused were involved in shopping with the help of bogus credit cards at international level and later cancelled their orders and managed to transfer this amount in their bank accounts.
He said the accused by hacking the accounts of the people in US, Germany, France and UAE prepared bogus vouchers and withdrew amount from banks.
He said police sought help of FIA cyber crime wing and a team from Lahore would visit here shortly.
The DPO said the accused had been involved in the crime for the last three years.
He said police traced the accused after a bank cashier moved an application identifying the fraud of drawing hundreds of thousands of rupees with the help of bogus vouchers. He said the accused were arrested with the help of footages of CCTVs installed in banks.
“After the arrest of accused on Tuesday, the evidence of witnesses was recorded under section 164 in the court and computer sets, bogus credit cards, fake seals, cheque books, vouchers and CNICs were recovered from their houses.”
The DPO said the scale of the fraud in foreign banks and websites would be ascertained after interrogation.