By Oindrila Muhuri Last Updated:
With the increase in online transactions, frauds are also gradually increasing day by day. However, the target can be anyone, be it a common man or a celebrity. Thus, everyone needs to take proper care of their money, especially their unique banking information like OTPs etc. However, one such banking fraud happened with the popular actor, Annu Kapoor. He was fraudulently duped for some lakhs of money in September 2022. But fortunately, his quick action of lodging a complaint at the Mumbai police station helped in some matters.
For the unversed, Annu Kapoor is a renowned actor, singer, director, radio disc jockey, and television presenter who has been part of several films and television projects in his career spanning over 40 years. He has also bagged numerous awards for the same.
As per a report in HT, Annu Kapoor was fraudulently duped for Rs. 4.3 lakhs by a native of Darbhanga in Bihar, Ashish Paswan. The 28-year-old man, Ashish used to professionally work by helping people open bank accounts. And Annu was approached by the person as an executive working with the main branch of the private bank. Annu was asked to urgently share the 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) details. Moreover, Annu was also pressurised to share the OTP (One-Time Password), as per the First Information Report (FIR). And soon, the bank's customer care number informed him that his money had been transferred from his account.
Soon, Annu rushed to the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai and lodged a complaint. There he was informed by the bank's manager that Rs. 3.08 lakh out of Rs. 4.36 lakh was transferred into two separate bank accounts that were ‘debit froze’. Finally, after a detailed investigation taking almost two months, the police could arrest the accused by identifying with technical evidence, his mobile phone number and the details of online transactions.
Coming to his personal life, Annu Kapoor married his first wife, Anupama Patel in 1992. However, they soon decided to part ways and got divorced in 1993. Afterwards, Annu married Bengali actress, Arunita Mukherjee in 1995 and was blessed with a daughter, Aradhita. However, at that time, Annu again started coming in contact with his first wife, and the duo fell for each other. Hearing this, Arunita decided to separate from him, and the duo got divorced in 2005. Following this, Annu once again tied the knot with Anupama in 2008 and was blessed with three sons, Iwam, Mahir and Kawan.
On the work front, Annu Kapoor is currently part of a Radio show, Suhaana Safar With Annu Kapoor, which airs on 92.7 big FM.