Two individuals from Bihar arrested by Northeast CEN police for misusing AEPS to fraudulently transfer money from others bank accounts

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar 

The Northeast Cyber crime police cracked a case and arrested two persons from Bihar who used a novel way to exploit the aadhar-enabled payment system in banks to make fraudulent transactions .

The scam came to light when 52-year-old Srilatha,from Yelahanka new town complaint to the police on Friday that a total of Rs.10,000 has been deducted from her account using Aadhar enabled payment system.

On Saturday another case filed by Meena J (47),ASI with CRPF stating that someone had deducted Rs.60,000 from her account fraudulently.

Sensing something fishy Cyber crime Inspector , Mallikarjuna M,swung into action and track down Abuzar,28,and his associate Parvez from Araria town in Bihar based on the bank transaction details and recovered Rs.1.05 lakh,two laptops mobile phones and fingerprint scanner from them.

According to the police,the accused running a customer service point to help villagers to open bank accounts and social security IDs using Biomatrix.

Since they are familiar with the biomatrix usage, they devised a plan for cyber crime using the technology.

The duo log on to sub registers office in Karnataka “ Kaveri portal and download sale deeds containing finger prints of the owners.

The accused would then check Aadhar which has linked to the bank account and copy the finger prints into their device and use it in Aadhar enabled payment option to withdraw the amount.
This is is the new kind of cyber fraud committed by the accused using their expertise,Mr.Mallikarjuna, said adding that the accused had committed many such fraudulent transactions in the one month.

With their arrest two cases registered in NE Cyber crime station has been solved and further investigations are on to ascertain their possible involvement in similar crimes,he said.

City Police Commissioner B Dayananda appreciated the team for cracking the case in record time.