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Two snatchers held after Paytm transaction backfires

New DelhI: Lack of technical knowhow landed two snatchers in jail after they tried to transfer money from the paytm app on the snatched mobile phone to one of the mobile numbers.
The incident was reported from Shahdara district where two snatchers were caught by the police after they snatched the purse of a woman while she was on a rickshaw going from karkardooma village to a hospital near Saini Enclave. Her bag contained cash and her two mobiles.
Initially, the cops were looking for any clue of the snatchers by checking the CCTV footage around the area but received little success.
However, on September 14, the snatchers gave away the first clue to the cops when they transferred Rs 5,000 from the Paytm application in the stolen mobile phone to another mobile number.
During further investigation, it was revealed that the Paytm number was registered in the name of Sufiyan of New Seelampur, Delhi.
Dossiers matching the details were obtained and shown to the complainant to ascertain the accused men.
"The complainant identified the accused Mohd Kasif stating that the boy snatched her purse and he was pillion at the time of incident," said Nupur Prasad, DCP Shahdara.
Both the men were caught by Delhi Police and the snatched items were recovered.
The amount transferred to the snatchers mobile was also sent back to the victims mobile.
Both the accused Sufiyan and Mohd. Kasif are brothers and were inspired from movies to live a lavish life.
To earn quick and easy money, both of them started to commit petty thefts and snatching.
Interestingly, they used to sell the stolen items in high prices to others so that they cannot be traced.
During the interrogation, it was revealed that both of them are indulging in such activities since past two years.
Zafar Abbas

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