Three arrested for cloning ATM cards
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that they have arrested three persons for their involvement in ATM card cloning in Delhi-NCR. The law enforcement agency claimed that the accused fired on the police party at the time of arrest. According to police, the accused were identified as Praveen Dagar (24), Ajay Kumar (23) and Vipin Dagar (25). All are residents of South West Delhi and they were arrested from Goa with the help of local police of the area.
DCP (South- West) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere claimed that the investigation about the gang started on January 11 after they received a PCR call regarding the accident at IOC red-light in Delhi Cantonment area. On reaching the spot, the accused person present inside a car opened fire on constable Gaurav. "The car tried to flee and the constable started chasing the vehicle. Inspector Vidyadhar Singh, SHO of the concerned police station, was informed. In the meantime, the car hit one motorcycle rider. Therefore, one tyre of the car got burst near IOC red-light and subsequently the car was surrounded but the accused ran away," said the DCP.
Police claimed that from the car, they came to know that it was registered in the name of Vipin Dagar. From further investigation, it was revealed that Dagar has his account in a bank. From the inspection of Bank Statement and CDR, it was revealed that accused persons were in Goa. A police team was formed who arrested the accused from Colongaute in Goa. "Before committing the crime, they select an ATM where no guard found present. Accused person installed the skimmer in the mouth of ATM where ATM card is inserted and IP camera was installed just above the keypad. After getting the data in the skimmer and in IP camera, they used to pass the data to other accused who is still absconding. In return for that data either they took cash or they got cloned ATM card from the accused. After that they started to withdraw money from ATM," said a police official.
Alert bank manager gets ATM cheat arrested, over Rs 1L seized
The bank manager of an SBI bank in Shalimar Bagh Anuj was doing his usual office work in his office when one person approached him and told him that someone withdrew money form his bank account despite him having his debit card. Bank manager soon took the details of the complainant and rushed to check the CCTV of the bank ATM to know who withdrew the money. Soon, he saw a man taking out money from that ATM at the given time.
Three days after the incident, the Bank Manager found the same person present in the SBI Branch Shalimar Bagh. Showing presence of mind, he immediately caught hold of him and handed him over to local police.
When he was searched, 47 cloned cards which were being used by him for withdrawing money from ATMs were recovered and Rs 1,13,500/- was also recovered from him in cash. "Accused Ravi Kumar Meena disclosed that he purchased some devices from overseas and use to place them strategically on ATM machines to capture data of ATM, he then saved captured data on his laptop and use the same to copy on a blank ATM card using another device to make a cloned ATM card, said Aslam Khan, DCP North West.
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