Trombay police arrested a 27-year-old driver of a private car agency on Tuesday for allegedly stealing the debit card of an executive of a multi-national company.
The accused, Barlin Nair, had used the card to withdraw at least Rs 2 two lakh from the complainant, Kamla Dasari’s account, police said. Police said that the accused had confessed that he had stolen the debit card to repay the loan he had taken for his wedding.
“The accused has confessed to his crime,” said Senior Police Inspector B Jagtap of Trombay police station.
Dasari had arrived in Mumbai from Haryana on December 12, 2009 for some official work. She was travelling around the city in a car hired from a private agency. Nair was the driver of the car.
Dasari left Mumbai after completing her work. A week later, she realised that her debit card had been stolen from her bag and more than Rs 2 lakh been siphoned off. She also learnt that the cash was withdrawn from at least six ATMs [automatic teller machines] in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai. Dasari lodged a complaint with the Trombay police on December 25.
The police checked footage from closed circuit television cameras of all the ATMs from where the cash had been withdrawn and zeroed in on the accused.