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NRI child rescued from Mumbai kidnappers
Report dated 04/04/2011 @ 0:56 AM
US NRI toddler Vihaan age one-and-a-half was kidnapped for ransom.
Vihaan's grandfather Yatin had brought his grandson back to India after a visit with his daughter.
Yatin's housemaid Sangeeta took the child with her from the house at Malabar Hill for an outing, but did not return after which the panicked family started a search for the child. They subsequently lodged a complaint with police.
Police captured the maid's image on CCTVs at the building when she was taking the child out.
Police found and rescued Vihaan from Manmad in Nashik district two days later. The housemaid and her husband were arrested.
Teenager arrested for cyberduping NRI engineer
Report dated 29/03/2011 @ 0:07 AM
Akhil Anilkumar 19, has been arrested by officers of the Mumbai cyber crime police for siphoning money from the bank account of a civil engineer working overseas.
Police say victim Ketan Jasani worked in Liberia for a number of years before he moved to Qatar. His wife and family live in Borivali and he sent them money via a Dena Bank account operated by his wife. He also used the online banking facility.
Last year Mrs Anilkumr went to the bank to collect money when she found Rs.4.94 lakhs had been transferred from the account. She informed bank officers who sealed the transaction and filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell.
Investigators found that Anilkumar withdrew some monies using an ATM card.
Police say Anilkumar is part of an interstate racket that specialises in phishing for bank details of customers that they use to withdraw money.
NRIs targeted in fake credit card racket
Report dated 25/03/2011 @ 11:15 PM
The Mumbai Crime Branch has busted an international debit card fraud and arrested two people from Kandivli who obtained data about NRI customers from international accomplices, then manufactured fake cards in the victims' names and used them.
Shreyas Kothadia 30, and his brother-in-law Parag Parab 30, have been arrested and found to already have a criminal record.
Authorities say debit card companies approached the police as they suspected fraud wherein transactions were being carried out using debit cards when the authentic card holders were overseas.
Police set a trap and arrested the two men who have been remanded to police custody.
The men would upload the data they obtained from international contacts on blank cards and with the help of a Polaroid card printer and Magnetic Software Recognition Writer they embedded the customer's code on the magnetic strip.
All the debit card holders who were victimised by the scam were in the US when the transactions were carried out.
NRI’s shares sold off illegally
Report dated 24/02/2011 @ 2:19 AM
Vipul Shah, a manager at a private share trading firm sold 30,000 shares of Ashok Avatani of Dubai, without his knowledge.
When Avatani discovered the illegal sale a complaint was made with the crime branch and Atul Choksi was arrested as an accessory to the scam. Shah however remains at large.
Choksi has known Shah since 2008 and when Shah got hold of Avatani's shares of Gujarat Fluorochemicals, he forged documents to dupe Avatani's share broker in Vadodara and obtained the original share certificates. He then teamed up with Choksi and a demat account was opened as well as accounts in two banks.
Choksi then sold Avatani's 30,000 shares for Rs.64.88 lakh, credited the money in the banks and later withdrew the money.
The two bank executives have also now been arrested and the search continues for Shah, the lead accused.
Fake documents used to usurp NRI's property
Report dated 19/02/2011 @ 8:26 PM
A Malaysian NRI Nachchttar Kaur 73, and her daughter from Malaysia, discovered that a cousin usurped the girl's land in Mullanpur.
The aggrieved women complained to police in February saying a relative in Chandigarh had sold the land by preparing a fake general POA.
When the lady went to Mullanpur to confront her cousin Baldev Singh, she found he was living on her property and threatened her with dire consequences if they did not let go.
Authorities advised her to register a police complaint which she did but the matter was delayed and she was then referred to the Mohali SSP.
An inquiry was conducted and a case was registered against cousin Baldev Singh, who has gone missing.