Bilaspur. The thugs tricked a retired employee of Indian Oil Company by posing as the nodal officer of Jio Company. They hacked his mobile and cheated him of Rs 52 lakh online. Rajkishore Nagar resident Narendra Kumar Swarnakar is a retired employee of the Indian Oil Corporation Company. On July 1, he received a call from an unknown mobile number. The caller, posing as the nodal officer of the Jio company, told him to stop KYC and notifications. They first asked him to recharge Rs 10 to operate the SIM. After that, again, they asked him to recharge Rs 10 from another bank account. After that, the thugs hacked his mobile and cheated him of his savings. From July 1 to July 4, they transferred Rs 52 lakh from both his bank accounts. On July 5, when he got a message about Rs 52 lakhs transfer in his mobile, he ran to the Sarkanda police station and complained about the matter. On his report, the police have registered a crime against the unknown mobile holder under section 420.
Narendra Kumar Swarnkar retired in 2013. After retirement, he deposited his savings in two bank accounts. The thugs have looted his life-long deposits from the accounts of both the banks in just four days.