Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-03-07 18:53 Bengaluru: Two persons who had defrauded an employee of a private firm in the city by posing as bank officials and were planning similar online crimes have been arrested by the city police. Following the arrest, the police recovered a list of of more than 5000 mobile numbers which the duo was planning to use to contact their victims in order to collect their bank account numbers and secret code. The accused have been identified as Babban Singh, 24, a resident of Vaishali district in Bihar and his associate Deepak Kumar Pandey, 26, of Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. The Basavanagudi police said that both the accused were engineering graduates and had taken to online fraud to earn quick money. “They posed as bank officials and used to contact the victim over mobile and ask them to provide their secret numbers of their debit or credit cards. In one case, the accused contacted a private firm employee Madhavi Latha of Basavanagudi by posing as SBI officials. She revealed her CVV number and OTP number to them and based on these secret code the accused persons purchased mobiles worth Rs1,05,420 through online shopping. When she realised her mistake, Madhavi approached the police for help. The police registered a case under the provision of IT Act and managed to arrest the duo,” BS Lokesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South division) said. “We have arrested the accused persons from Delhi,” Kumar added. Police investigation revealed that the gang has already cheated many people in Bengaluru's Mahadevapura, Thyagarajanagar, Chandra Layout, Sampigehalli and other areas. Police have seized 10 mobile SIM cards, five mobiles worth Rs1 lakh, 34 EPIC cards, 16 photographs of individuals, and also a list of 5,000 mobile numbers whom the accused planned to contact.