Bank account holders in Darrang district of Assam are suffering from a sense of insecurity, thanks to a racket of bank account hackers active in the district for quite some time.
Police on Tuesday reportedly nabbed one member of the racket, identified as Sahar Ali, son of Omar Ali hailing from the village of Khoirakata in the district.
According to an FIR lodged by one Hafizul Islam of village Kachomary, Sonari Gaon in Dalgaon Police Station, couple of days back , he found through a mobile SMS that his account (No. 37195544397) at the SBI, Dalgaon branch debited with Rs 5,000.
Being surprised he rushed to the bank branch as he had neither withdrawn the amount nor he had disclosed his ATM confidential PIN number to anyone else.
On being inquired, he found that his amount has been debited by hecking and it was credited to the account of Sahar Ali of Khoirakata.
The police after registering a case in this connection arrested the accused and he has stated to have confessed his guilt before the police during interrogation.
Meanwhile, police have continued their investigation for the other members of the gang. The incident has created sensation in the district as Darrang police reportedly is still carrying out the investigations from the last two months after arresting five persons in the high tech digital money laundering case with the application of modern IT equipment including i-phones which is stated to be first of its kind in the entire country.
The incident has already threatened the cashless money transaction mechanism based on mobile apps.