Patiala, Dec 20 (UNI) Police here have booked an unidentified person for withdrawing Rs 92,000 from the e-account of a Punjabi University resident by fraud.
SSP SK Asthana said that the victim of the fraud, Amanjit Singh hailing from the city and working in a tea estate in West Bengal, had a bank account in the Kolkata branch of ICICI bank.
According to the FIR, Amanjit recently received an e-mail allegedly from the web page of the bank demanding his account password and username for updating its computer system.
The SSP said that later when Amanjit checked his account, he found that it had minimum balance, while the rest of the money was withdrawn.
According to police sources, the money has been transferred to an account which is being operated at Chennai.
''Some one has got transferred lakhs of money within few days in it,'' the sources added, indicating that some other bank clients might have also fallen victim to the fraud.
Mr Asthana said they were in touch with the bank authorities to nab the culprit.
A case has been registered under section 420 IPC 420 and sec 65 and 66 under Information Technology Act at Sadar police station.