Cosmos Bank Cyber Attack Case: Special Investigation Team Arrests Two More Accused; Six Arrested Till Now
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Pune, September 14: In a major breakthrough, two more accused have been arrested on Thursaday by the special investigation team (SIT) investigating the Rs 94.42-crore Cosmos Bank cyber fraud case. Till now six people have been arrested in connection with the case. According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the two accused arrested have been identified as Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Jabbar (28), a resident living near Ayesha masjid in Mirza colony in Sillod (Aurangabad) and Mahesh Sahebrao Rathod (22), a resident of Dhawari Tanda in Bhokar tehsil of Nanded.

On Tuesday, Pune police arrested two accused -Fahim Mehfuj Shaikh (27) of Bhiwandi and Fahim Azim Khan (30) of Aurangabad. According to reports, the Pune Police has seized a total of Rs 3.55 lakh, six hard-discs, two CDs, two mobiles and one SIM cards and one DVD, two pen drives from their possession. On September 11, two people were arrested and are already in police custody.

The hackers had attacked the banks' ATM switch server and withdrew a total Rs 78 crore from various ATMs in 28 countries, and another Rs 2.5 crore was taken out within India. In another attack on August 13, hackers again fraudulently transferred Rs 13.92 crore in a Hong Kong-based bank using the proxy SWIFT system, police have said. According to the report, An FIR was lodged against unidentified people under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 379 (theft), 420 (cheating),120 (B) (conspiracy) and 34 and Sections 43,65,66 (C) and 66 (D) of the Information Technology Act at Chatuhshrungi police station.