Six held for swindling over Rs 1 cr from Kanya Vivah Yojna in UP

Kanpur: Six people have been arrested on siphoning off over one crore in the Kanya Vivah Yojana in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district.

Those arrested on Thursday include one couple and an assistant accountant of the labour department.

Police claimed that with the help of an assistant accountant, the mastermind hacked the web portal while his alleged girlfriend and associates transferred money to the accounts of fake beneficiaries before transferring it into his account and distributed it among the gang.

Labour department had outsourced the assistant accountant, Udit Mishra, to resolve other issues related to the accounting software.

DCP (Crime) Ashish Srivastava said Mishra ran a business centre in Sajeti area of the district.

“An ethical hacker, he used to earn money by pointing out shortcomings in government and private websites and portals and had developed links with officials of Labour department,” he said.

Police said the labour department’s officials from Lucknow too started seeking help from him to resolve issues related to the portal, which gave him strong foothold in the department.

“Mishra got acquainted with Vinay Dixit, the assistant accountant in the treasury office of education department with additional charge of the labour department and with his help, Mishra obtained digital signature of the Treasury officer.

“A sum of Rs 1,10,00,000 was transferred through fake registration of 201 ineligible applicants and applying for the Kanya Vivah Yojana. Mishra first did a trial run, transferring Rs 15 lakh to various accounts by creating fake applicants,” a senior police official said.

The fraud came to fore when the investigation team searched the bank accounts of Mishra and his brother Ankit, said police.

“Vinay Dixit had provided bank account numbers to transfer Rs 15 lakh withdrawn during the trial. Mishra, his girlfriend Nancy Thakur and brother Ankit, took help of the Jan Seva Kendra network to make the huge amount of money.

He scanned for people who could provide him Aadhaar number or bank account of various people and came in contact with Mohammad Yasin and Lalit Kashyap of Moradabad, along with Muntazir and Arjan, Mastan of Amroha and Sitapur after depositing money in bank and payments bank accounts provided them. Later, Udit put the money back into Ankit’s account,” the police added.

IANS

Bengaluru cafe blast: Terrorists planned to target IT parks, say sources

Bengaluru: The probe in the Rameshwaram cafe blast case has revealed that the initial plan of the terrorists was to explode a bomb on the premises of an IT park...

Firing at Salman Khan’s home: Mumbai Police nab 2 shooters from Gujarat’s Bhuj

Mumbai: In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai Police have arrested two persons allegedly involved in the firing incident outside the residence of Bollywood actor Salman Khan from Gujarat, early on...

Witness statements, chats, financial transaction documents show Kavitha key conspirator: CBI to Delhi court

New Delhi: After the CBI on Thursday arrested Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K Kavitha, in the alleged excise policy scam, it produced the jailed leader before a Delhi court...

Bengaluru cafe blast case: NIA arrests bomber, his accomplice from West Bengal

Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested bomber Mussavir Hussain Shazib and his accomplice Abdul Matheen Taha from a hideout on the outskirts of Kolkata city in West Bengal...

K. Kavitha arrested by CBI, to be produced in Delhi court on Friday

New Delhi: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K. Kavitha, will be produced before Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi on Friday, said sources, adding that she was arrested by the CBI...

Liquor-gate: K. Kavitha highly influential, may tamper with evidence, says ED in court

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), while demanding the judicial custody of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K. Kavitha in a Delhi court on Tuesday, in its application said that...

Excise policy case: BRS leader K Kavitha’s judicial custody extended till April 23

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K Kavitha till April 23 in connection with the money laundering case related...

Ex-mafia don Arun Gawli to get premature release from lifer

Nagpur (Maharashtra): In a significant development, the dreaded ex-mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gulab Gawli is set to be freed prematurely from the life term he is undergoing in Nagpur Central Jail,...

Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s new letter to CM Kejriwal, initiates legal action against AAP leader

New Delhi: Alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, currently lodged in Delhi’s Mandoli Jail, has issued a three-page statement addressed to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has disputed claims made by...

ED summons Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot for questioning in excise policy case

New Delhi: Days after the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday summoned Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot for questioning in connection with a money...

Magisterial probe ordered into Mukhtar Ansari’s death

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a magisterial investigation into the death of Mukhtar Ansari. The inquiry will be conducted by a three-member team, said a government spokesman. Mukhtar Ansari's...

Excise policy case: K. Kavitha sent to judicial custody till April 9

New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday sent Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K. Kavitha to judicial custody till April 9 in connection with the Delhi excise policy case. The...

Read Previous

Delhi fire: 11 charred bodies recovered from paint factory

Read Next

Tulsi Gabbard ‘open’ to talks on running as Trump’s mate, discusses foreign policy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com