Man arrested for cheating actor Annu Kapoor of ₹4.3 lakh after cyber fraud

A 28-year-old man has been arrested from Mumbai, virtually two months after he allegedly cheated Bollywood actor Annu Kapoor of 4.36 lakh beneath the pretext of updating his financial institution KYC particulars, police mentioned on Wednesday. The accused, Ashish Paswan, was arrested from suburban Andheri on Monday. Additionally learn: After getting robbed in Paris, Annu Kapoor duped of 4.3 lakh in cyber fraud

Ashish Paswan is a local of Darbhanga in Bihar. He earns fee by serving to folks open financial institution accounts, an official mentioned. A particular crew recognized Ashish via technical proof, his cell phone quantity and the main points of on-line transactions. The {photograph} the accused had submitted, whereas opening his account with the non-public financial institution, the place Annu Kapoor additionally has an account, additionally matched, he added.

Police recovered some paperwork and two cell phones from Ashish. The investigation revealed Ashish had referred to as up Annu Kapoor in September posing as an government working with the principle department of the non-public financial institution. He advised the actor his ‘Know Your Buyer’ (KYC) particulars weren’t up to date within the financial institution’s document and if he fails to take rapid motion, the account can be suspended.

Beneath the pretext of finishing the method, the fraudster managed to get the banking particulars of the actor and requested him to share the OTP (One-Time Password), as per the First Info Report (FIR). After some time, Anuu Kapoor obtained a name from the financial institution’s buyer care quantity informing him his account had been compromised and 4.36 lakh had been fraudulently transferred.

Shocked, Annu Kapoor rushed to Oshiwara police station and lodged a criticism. Swift motion by the police and the financial institution’s supervisor ensured 3.08 lakh of 4.36 lakh transferred into two separate financial institution accounts had been ‘debit froze’, the FIR said.

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