White collar cheat held under P.D. Act

Hyderabad, Sept.19 : In an ongoing drive against offenders in Cyberabad Commissionerate, the Commissioner of Police has invoked detention order against one white collar offender Koneru Anwesh, 28, event manager, residing at Bachupally under P.D. Act.

Police said the offender, a native of Warangal District and staying in Bachupally, used to search for flats in “Flats and Flatmates group” on facebook and directly goes to the flats where the victims want to share their flats with the accused. He makes them believe that his phone doesn’t have signal as he is in roaming and borrow their phone on the pretext of calling his parents and walk away some distance and make calls to the phone banking of the victim’s bank and select the IVR option for resetting the PIN and thereby enter the last four digits of the debit/credit cards which he has already stolen from the victim’s wallet (which they generally keep on the table) and secure temporary PIN entering the OTP which is received on victims’ phone. Later, he would hand over the phone to the victims and immediately leave to the nearest ATM center and withdraw the available amount in the account in an organized fashion in the limits of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.

The offender was involved in seven cases this year under the limits of Gachibowli, Madhapur and Miyapur Police Stations of Cyberabad Police Commissionerates and in the limits of Banjara Hills Police Station of Hyderabad City Police Commissionerates.

This offender was arrested and cash of Rs 3,29,000, one debit card of HDFC bank, one debit card of ICICI bank, one credit card of ICICI bank (pertains to victims) and one Samsung J7 Pro Phone (pertain to accused) were seized from his possession. His acts have been prejudicial to the maintenance of public order. He was detained in the prison to prevent him from committing such offences.

V. C. Sajjanar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad Commissionerate has invoked the Detention order under the P.D Act against the offender.

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