In a stunning financial crime revelation, the Thane Police have initiated legal action by registering an FIR against a group of individuals accused of orchestrating a massive heist worth $2.2 billion. The culprits are alleged to have hacked into the account of a payment gateway service provider company, pilfering these staggering funds over an extended period, employing various bank accounts to carry out their audacious scheme.
Furthermore, the fraud came to light following a complaint regarding a $33.5 million heist from the company’s account, ultimately leading to the discovery of the colossal $2.2 billion robbery. So far, no arrests have been made in connection with this high-profile case.
Among the accused individuals named in the FIR are Sanjay Singh, Amol Andale (Aman), Kedar (Sameer Dighe), Jitendra Pandey, and another unidentified person. They face multiple charges under the Indian Penal Code, including cheating, criminal breach of trust, forgery, criminal conspiracy, and common intention, in addition to provisions of the Information Technology Act. Notably, Jitendra Pandey, one of the accused, had significant experience, having worked for 8-10 years as a relationship and sales manager at banks.
Law enforcement authorities suspect the involvement of additional individuals in this long-running criminal operation, which may have impacted numerous companies and individuals over several years.
The modus operandi of this suspected crime appears to involve the dispersion of stolen funds across thousands of bank accounts, with the illicitly acquired money funneled into multiple destinations. The police investigation has reportedly resulted in the seizure of numerous counterfeit documents from the suspects, underscoring the complexity of this case. An ongoing and thorough investigation continues to shed light on the intricate details of this astounding $2.2 billion heist.