Mumbai: A total of 29 Axis Bank accounts, including 12 owned by Mumbai Police personnel, have been hacked in last two months and Rs 13 lakh was withdrawn through ATMs in Greece, the police said in Mumbai on Friday.
Some of the policemen in the city had received SMS on their cell-phones that money from their Axis bank accounts have been withdrawn in Euro, the police said.
In order to cross check the fraud perpetrated on them, these policemen immediately visited ATM centres and found to their surprise, that cash had been really withdrawn from their accounts.
The accounts were hacked during April and May, the police said, adding that Axis Bank had contacted Mumbai police and informed that they had set up a committee to probe the matter.
According to Mumbai DCP Satyanarayan Choudhary, it was not immediately known as to how much amount had been withdrawn from the bank accounts of the policemen.
However, later, the police got information that the cyber fraudsters had withdrawn Rs 13 lakh from these 29 bank accounts which had been hacked.
Police claimed that the debit cards have been cloned and the transaction was carried out in Greece, adding that an FIR will be lodged soon in this connection.


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