Five men, including two courier company employees, were arrested for stealing and using credit cards in south Delhi on Thursday. The accused used to steal the credit cards when they were being sent to the users through the courier service and made purchases worth lakhs of rupees.
The arrested were identified as Asif Khan (27), Vijender Bhatt (28), Pramod Kumar (22), Birender Kumar (26), Deepak Kumar (21). Nine credit cards, three gold chains, a Maruti Alto car which they bought using the stolen credit cards were seized from their possession.
A team led by ACP Kalkaji Rakesh Pawariya arrested the accused from Bhairon Mandir area in Kalkaji.
Birender Kumar, one of the courier boys, collected bundles of credit card envelopes from a bank in Noida for submitting the same at his office in Delhi.
After collecting the bundles, he used to take out the credit cards, replacing them with thick paper cards so that no one could suspect that the envelopes were empty.
He used to hand over these cards to his other accomplices identified as Pramod Kumar, Asif Khan and Virender, who used to make purchases at different shops in Noida and Ghaziabad.
The accused also had fake identity cards and use the same in case the shopkeeper asked for any identity proof while using the cards. “They were very cautious and never went to shops that had CCTV cameras or any other recording facilities,” said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (south).
The police had received a complaint from a courier company that the credit cards sent by banks to them were being stolen, causing a loss of more than Rs 5 lakh to the bank.