Mira Bhayandar: Cops help woman recover Rs. 7L transferred to wrong bank account

After running from one bank to the other, the woman failed to get any help following which she approached the cyber crime cell.

Suresh GolaniUpdated: Sunday, July 03, 2022, 07:18 PM IST
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Thanks to the timely intervention and swift investigations by officials attached to the cybercrime cell of the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) a 38-year-old housewife from Mira Road got back Rs. 7 lakh which had been transferred to a wrong beneficiary bank account.

According to MBVV’s cyber police, Poonam Khan registered a complaint that she had transferred Rs. 7 lakh via National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) from her bank account in a private sector bank to a relative having an account in one of India’s largest government-owned banks.

However, due to her mistake, while copying down the account number on the NEFT slip, the amount was transferred to the wrong beneficiary bank account.

After running from one bank to the other, the woman failed to get any help following which she approached the cyber crime cell.

A team led by Police Inspector Sujitkumar Gunjkar and PSI Prasad Shenolkar immediately established contact with the management of both the banks and sourced information about the person (name withheld) in whose account the amount had been erroneously credited.

"Initially, the person who had already emptied his account, claimed that amount was disbursed to him towards the proceeding of a lottery win. However, he failed to prove the claims and after much persuasion, finally reversed the transaction," said a senior police officer.

Another Leaf to Refund Tree:

With the latest recovery, the cybercrime cell has added another leaf to its refund tree. The cell has displayed the painting of an achievement tree at its office on which brief information of every successful refund is written on a leave and pasted on the achievement tree.

Several victims in the twin cities have got back an amount totalling more than Rs. 35 lakh in the last six months.

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