The Mumbai police have issued a green corner notice against two Bulgarian nationals who fraudulently withdrew Rs15.47 lakh from bank accounts of 37 persons, including 15 policemen, stating that they may repeat the crime elsewhere.
The police had identified the accused with the help of the CCTV camera footage of a south Mumbai ATM, which was compromised by fixing a skimming device to it.The notice was recently issued against Tseneev Tulian and Evanov Pelin, both in their twenties.
The green corner notice is issued to provide warning and criminal intelligence about persons who have committed offences and are likely to repeat them in other countries.
“The investigation is progressing and we are taking all steps to nab the accused,” said a senior officer privy to the probe.
This is second Interpol notice against the duo — earlier, the police had sent Letters Rogatory, which are requests from a court to its foreign counterpart for judicial assistance.
This was the first step in the issuance of a blue corner notice, which seeks additional information about an accused.
The police said after filing the charge sheet, a red corner notice would be issued, which requests provisional arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition.
It is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.
The investigators got the first breakthrough after they identified the duo with the help of CCTV footage at the Axis Bank ATM. Later, the officials learnt that the duo had been staying in Apollo Hotel and Shubha Hotel in Colaba, apart from Four Seasons in Worli and IBIS Hotel in Andheri.
“We are conducting panchnama of all the places the duo stayed in, and statements of the hotel staffers are also being recorded,” the police officer said.