Man arrested for cheating actor Annu Kapoor of ₹4.3 lakh after cyber fraud

  • A 28-year-old man was arrested from Mumbai nearly two months after he allegedly duped Bollywood actor Anu Kapoor of Rs 4.36 crore on the pretext of updating his bank KYC detail
  • Ashish Paswan a native of Darbhanga, Bihar earns commission by helping people open bank accounts
  • On the pretext of completing the process, the fraudster managed to get the actor's bank details and asked to share the OTP according to FIR

24 Nov 2022

A 28-year-old man was arrested from Mumbai nearly two months after he allegedly duped Bollywood actor Anna Kapoor of Rs 4.36 crore on the pretext of updating his bank KYC details, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Ashish Paswan, was arrested from suburban Andheri on Monday

Ashish Paswan is a native of Darbhanga, Bihar. He earns commission by helping people open bank accounts, the official said. The special team identified Ashish using technical evidence, his mobile number and online transaction details. The photo that the accused submitted while opening an account with a private bank where Anna Kapoor also has an account also matched, he added. The police recovered several documents and two mobile phones from Ashish. Investigations revealed that Ashish had called Anna Kapoor in September, posing as an executive at a private bank's main branch. He told the actor that his Know Your Customer (KYC) details were not updated in the bank record and if he did not take immediate action, the account would be suspended.

On the pretext of completing the process, the fraudster managed to get the actor's bank details and asked him to share the OTP (One Time Password), according to the First Information Report (FIR). After a while, Anu Kapoor received a call from the bank's customer care number informing him that his account had been compromised and Rs 4.36 lakh had been fraudulently transferred. Shocked Annu Kapoor rushed to the Oshiwara police station and lodged a complaint. Quick action by the police and the bank manager ensured that Rs 3.08 crore of the Rs 4.36 crore transferred into two separate bank accounts was "frozen", the FIR said.


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