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Man arrested for stealing customers’ data from bank

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Mumbai: A man has sent an email to the officials of a bank claiming that the bank’s Micro-SD chip, which contains data of around 20,000 customers, is in his possession. Cyber crime police arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly demanding Rs1 crore from a bank manager.

The arrested person had allegedly threatened the bank manager that if his demand was not met, then he would provide the bank’s customers data to others, police said. According to the police, complainant works as an assistant manager in a reputed city-based bank.

The arrested person has been identified as Sunder Mahakrishnan Rajan, a native of Tamil Nadu. The said bank has several overseas branches and has its head office at Bandra-Kurla Complex, where the complainant is presently posted.

A police officer said “We laid a trap in mufti at the said place and apprehended the suspect. It has been learnt that Rajan had been communicating with the bank and issued threats through his mobile phone. We are probing how he procured the bank’s customers data and whether more persons are involved in the racket.”

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