1 crore fraud in the name of CEO Adar Poonawalla, 7 criminals caught
Many strange cases of fraud are being seen today. For this, they are using social media fiercely. A similar case was seen last September, when the thugs sent a WhatsApp message to the management using the photo of the CEO of a large company and transferred more than 1 crore rupees. However, seven accused have been arrested in this case. In September 2022, a case of fraud was reported in Serum Institute of India (SII), a large vaccine manufacturing company. In this, the scammers, pretending to be the CEO of the company, Adar Poonawalla, had swindled more than 1 crore. The special thing in the case was that the vicious thugs demanded money from the management by putting the photo of CEO Adar Poonawalla on WhatsApp DP. 1,01,01,554 rupees were also transferred online in an instant after seeing the WhatsApp message with the CEO’s photo.
As soon as the matter of cheating with the company came to light, the officials complained about it to the police. It was told that the money was transferred to different accounts by the thugs posing as Adar Poonawalla. Pursuant to the complaint, the Pune Police identified eight accounts in which the money was transferred. According to an ANI report, the police have now arrested seven suspects in the case of over Rs 1.01 crore fraud from the Serum Institute of India (SII).
DCP Smartana Patil (Zone-II) said that the investigation revealed that the money was transferred to the accounts of these seven people, who have now been arrested from different parts of the country. However, the mastermind of this fraud case is still absconding and efforts are being made to arrest him. It was also informed by the police that apart from these seven accounts, 40 other accounts were also seized, in which fraudulent money was transferred. Meanwhile, 13 lakh rupees deposited in these accounts have also been frozen. The arrested accused have been arrested from different states of the country.