Gurugram, October 2: MobiKwik- the digital wallet firm has filed a complaint with the police after Rs 19 crore went missing from its account on Tuesday. The company smelled fraud after thoroughly checking the accounts and records and could not sketch out where the money had disappeared. Also Read - 5 Wanted Inter-state Criminals Arrested Near KMP Flyover in Gurugram After Tip-off
On Wednesday, a FIR was filed in this case. ” Money was supposed to be deducted from the account of a customer but instead it got deducted from our account, ” mentioned the general counsel of MobiKwik Systems Private Limited in the complaint. Also Read - Parts of Delhi Witness Heavy Rains, Hailstorm; No Cold Wave Predicted For Today
A case was lodged under Section 420 (fraud) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reported Hindustan Times. The cops referred the case to the cyber crime cell wing. ” Anand Yadav, in charge of cyber crime cell, Gurgaon told HT that his team will verify all the details soon and is currently studying the details. He also that they also suspect the involvement of an internal staff. Also Read - Woman Fraudulently Uses Ratan Tata's Car Number, Case Exposed After Challan Sent to His Office
” At this stage, a conclusion cannot be drawn. The matter will be investigated and a careful examination will give the final outcome,” Yadav further added.
MobiKwik spokesperson assured customers that their money and data is absolutely safe, adding,” We think a fraud has been done by an unknown.”
As per the HT report, many online fraud cases have come forward in the recent time. In 2016, cyber crime cell registered 2,270 cases and in 2015 1923 such cases were reported. This year the number stands at 1260.