Director of Serum Institute cheated 1 crore: The person said in a WhatsApp message, CEO Adar Poonawalla; Case registered in case of fraud
A director of Serum Institute of India i.e. SII has been the victim of cyber fraud. An unknown person transferred Rs 1 crore from him to the bank account. The peculiarity is that the person who made the mistake was Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII who requested the transfer of the money.
The news agency gave this information quoting the Pune police. The incident reportedly happened Wednesday and Thursday. The police have registered a case in this case under the Fraud and Computer Act.
Senior Police Inspector Pratap Mankar said a case had been registered in the name of company manager Satish Deshpande at Boond Garden Police Station. He told me that a WhatsApp message had come to me, in which the person described himself as Adar Poonawalla. A 1 crore of rupees was requested in the message. When I transferred the money, I learned that I had been cheated. The surprising thing is that the number that came on the message was Adar Poonawalla.
Company officials mistook this message for the CEO and moved the money online. After transferring the money, Satish Deshpande realized that Adar Poonawalla never asks for money by sending messages like this. After that, when he confirmed, he learned that the company had been cheated.
Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla said in July that he planned to develop an mRNA vaccine against monkeypox. In this, the company Novavax accompanies them. Monkeypox was declared a health emergency by the WHO on July 23. Keeping this in mind, Serum Institute decided to manufacture a monkeypox vaccine.