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Miscreants loot Rs 14 L from Assam MLA

Guwahati, Jul 14 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 7/15/2018 12:09:32 AM IST
An Assam legislator became victim of cyber crime as miscreants looted over Rs 14 lakh from his SBI account in Dispur branch in Assam’s capital city Guwahati. 
According to the reports, Utpal Dutta, legislator of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) became victim of the cyber crime. The incident has come to light on Friday, when the wife of the MLA went to the bank to withdraw money through a cheque.
When the incident was informed to the AGP MLA, he immediately rushed to the SBI branch and came to know that his registered mobile number against the SBI account was changed on May 19 without his knowledge. Following the incident, the Assam legislator lodged an FIR at Dispur police station in this regard.
Utpal Dutta said in the FIR that, his account number in SBI Dispur has been fraudulently hacked on May 19 last. “My phone number linked to the account has been changed on the May 19 and also internet banking has been activated without my knowledge or permission. On requesting for the documents, the bank authorities failed to provide us the information,” the AGP MLA said in the FIR.
Utpal Dutta said that he didn’t know what happened. “When my wife went to the bank to withdraw Rs 45,000, the bank authorities said that, there was no sufficient amount in my account. When verified the bank documents, we noticed that, my registered mobile number against the account was changed two months before,” Utpal Dutta said.
The Assam MLA alleged that some bank employees are involved in this crime and bank authorities of the branch are not cooperating with him on the issue. Investigation is going on into the matter, said police.

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