Amritsar: Rs 9.3 lakh looted by hacking the ATM machine

Amritsar: Rs 9.3 lakh looted by hacking the ATM machine
Amritsar: Rs 9.3 lakh looted by hacking the ATM machine

Some miscreants hacked the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and looted Rs 9.39 lakh from Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) located near GT Road, Putligar, in Amritsar, on Saturday. As per reports, the miscreants stole the cash by hacking the password of the ATM. The incident came into the light on Monday. Meanwhile, the police have registered the case under Sections 454 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit an offense punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Gate Hakima police station.

As per reports, the Bank Manager Pawan Sharma complained to the police about the incident. Pawan Sharma said, that the bank’s sweeper informed them about the incident. Later, after receiving information, the bank officials intervened the situation and found that Rs 9.39 lakh was missing from the Punjab and Sind Bank ATM. The money was looted after the miscreant hacked the ATM, reported Pawan Sharma.

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Likewise, the Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-city 1) Jagjit Singh Walia reported that during the initial investigation, it has come into the light that the entire staff of the Punjab and Sind Bank was aware of the ATM’s password. Also, it has been reported that the police is currently examining the footages of the CCTV installed in and outside the ATM of Punjab and Sind bank. Meanwhile, this is the second incident of the ATM hack in Amritsar. Earlier, the incident AT< hacking was reported on August 3, 2019.

-PTC News