Delhi police have arrested a property dealer and an MBA student for duping over 100 people of around R25 lakh by getting hold of their ATM pin and withdrawing money from their accounts.
The police said the duo would target those cabins with two ATMs.
“They would occupy one of the ATMs in advance where there is no need to keep the card inside till the end of the transaction. They would allow ATM users to swipe his card and then one of the accused persons would ask him to use another machine as the first one is not working,” PS Kushwah, additional DCP (south), said.
Then, the second accused would enter the cabin and start using the first machine where the user had already swiped his card. “He would notice his pin and withdraw the cash from the first machine,” Kushwah added. The accused Kushal Kumar and MBA student Vikas Kumar were held in Safdurjung.
With their arrests, police claimed to have solved six cases of cheating.
The police said ATM users of State Bank of Patiala installed in Safdurjung Enclave had made complaint about this fraud after which CCTV footages were scanned.
“CCTV footages of cameras installed inside the ATM were analysed and regular watch was kept at the ATM by the staff deployed in plain clothes. On April 6, two persons came at the same ATM and even after using the ATM, they kept on roaming in and out of the ATM cabin,” he further said.
Police interecepted them and questioned them as their description matched with those of the accused.
They were arrested and during interrogation claimed that the duo confessed to their crimes.