Pune police officer wins award for UPI payments fraud investigation

Sakal Times
Sunday, 17 December 2017

Pune: Senior Police Inspector Sunil Pawar, who headed the Pune police Cyber Crime Cell till recently, has won an award by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) under 'India Cyber Cop of the Year' category. DSCI is a not-for-profit, industrial body on data protection in India set up by NASSCOM.

The award given under law enforcement segment at DSCI Excellence Awards 2017 is to recognise and honour an officer, who has done the most outstanding investigation in solving a cyber crime.

Pune: Senior Police Inspector Sunil Pawar, who headed the Pune police Cyber Crime Cell till recently, has won an award by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) under 'India Cyber Cop of the Year' category. DSCI is a not-for-profit, industrial body on data protection in India set up by NASSCOM.

The award given under law enforcement segment at DSCI Excellence Awards 2017 is to recognise and honour an officer, who has done the most outstanding investigation in solving a cyber crime.

Out of three finalists - ACP KE Baiju of Kerala Police, Inspector Pawar from Pune police, Inspector Atanu Santra from West Bengal CID, Baiju won the first prize. There were 226 entries from across the country. Each state police organisation/investigation agency can send maximum five entries. The award ceremony was held in New Delhi on December 15.

Inspector Pawar had led a team, which detected the UPI fraud wherein Bank of Maharashtra was duped of Rs 25 crore in 11 cases across the State. Pawar, currently posted with the cyber police station in Ahmednagar, had first arrested 18 accused in the case and recovered Rs 6 crore (amount cheated in Pune). Later, the accused were taken in custody by other police units for recovery.  

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