Delhi Police have arrested a 25-year-old man from Mahipalpur and claimed to have solved 19 cases of ATM fraud reported from south Delhi. The man was nabbed while he was on his way to an ATM kiosk in Vasant Kunj.
The accused, identified as Imran alias Bali, is a resident of Haryana and worked as a milkman.
He had recently bought a Maruti Alto car with the money he made by swindling ATM users.
Police said they will now attach the details of the vehicle, use it as case property and present it to the court at the time of filing the chargesheet against Imran.
Revealing the modus operandi of Imran, joint commissioner of police (crime) RS Yadav said the accused along with some of his aides used to target only those ATM kiosks that didn’t have any security guards.
“They would enter the ATM booth on the pretext of helping customers or pose as customers themselves. One member of the gang would then distract the customer in the middle of his transaction, while a second guy very slyly pressed the clear button on the ATM keypad. A third gang member then entered the kiosk claiming that the ATM was out of order. Once the consumer left the kiosk without cancelling his transaction, the gang members seized the opportunity. They would then withdraw money from the victim’s account and disappear,” Yadav said.
Police said that Imran had confessed to his crimes and had claimed that he had been lured into the swindling racket by the other members of his gang.
“He has confessed to have been involved in more than 100 cases. We have been able to establish his involvement in 19 cases till now. A search has been launched for the other members of Imran’s gang,” said Yadav.