KOZHIKODE: In Vadakara, a number of checking account holders complained that cash was withdrawn from their accounts with out their data. Twelve individuals have already lodged complaints on the Vadakara police station. Over Rs 1,85,000 was misplaced from their accounts. An engineering scholar and resident of Meppayil in Vadakara, Aparnna Kalaripparambathu misplaced Rs 20,000, her scholarship quantity, on Saturday. An unidentified particular person withdrew Rs 10,000 twice from her SBI account at 3.55 pm on Saturday.
The message got here on the cellular that the cash was withdrawn by way of the ATM card. Aparnna lodged a criticism with Vadakara police. Later, extra individuals who misplaced cash in the identical circumstances got here ahead with complaints. “Now we have been receiving comparable complaints of individuals shedding cash from their financial institution accounts since Saturday.
Until Wednesday, the police obtained 12 such circumstances and all incidents occurred in latest days. One of many petitioners, Aparnna says that she didn’t share ATM PIN with anybody. From our main investigation, it has been realized that every one the withdrawals had been accomplished from northern states like UP and Delhi. A particular squad, together with cyber specialists, has been set as much as examine these circumstances. Now we have directed the victims to vary their ATM PIN,” stated Sushanth Okay S, SHO, Vadakara police station.
In Vadakara Puthiyappumala, Rs 40,000 was misplaced from the SBI account of an individual named Thomas M. In his case, the culprits withdrew Rs 10,000 4 instances. The Vadakara police have registered these circumstances below Part 420 of IPC. SBI officers stated the financial institution’s cyber unit had launched an investigation into complaints filed by two account holders at its Angaditheru department.