Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A retired BHEL employee was duped as a caller sought his bank details and withdrew Rs 10.4 lakh within a span of three hours. The complainant Devnath Pathak, 77, was deputy manager in BHEL and had moved to Indrapuri area of Piplani after retirement.
The accused called Pathak posing as an official of SBI in Mumbai, to update KYC on Saturday afternoon. The caller asked for his ATM card details and then kept on seeking the OTPs, which the retired officer provided.
As the conversation between the victim and accused was underway, the fraudster told him that his account will not be operational for next two days as bank will be updating his KYC.
The elderly man grew suspicious and he sent his son to local branch of SBI to enquire. There his son came to know about the fraud and informed his father about it.
Pathak then went to the branch and sought his mini statement which mentioned that Rs 10.40 lakh has been withdrawn from his bank account. Pathak then lodged a complaint with the cyber cell.
Cyber cell has registered a case against an unidentified man on Saturday. The case diary was later transferred to the crime branch.