Two beat constables of the Mumbai police on Tuesday nabbed Shoaib Zubair Doodhwala, 21, a first year college student, with four debit cards in his wallet, including one in the name of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
“We have written to the banks that have issued the credit cards, including the one with Sachin Tendulkar's name on it, to find out if they are valid accounts. We are also trying to get transaction details,” said a police officer on condition of anonymity.
The police are also trying to verify if the cards were stolen from the owners or were dummy cards.
Around 3.30am two beat constables from the Bhoiwada police spotted Doodhwala withdrawing money from an ATM at Bharatmata junction at Dadar in south Mumbai.
“The constables kept an eye on him as his movements seemed suspicious. He then rushed back to a taxi and stopped outside another bank’s ATM, a few meters away,” the officer said.
When the constables confronted him, he allegedly gave evasive replies. “He told us he was a resident of Mahim and had no money. But on checking his wallet, we found Rs8,640. He also had a driving license in the wallet,” the officer said.
Following this, the constables took him to the Bhoiwada police station in south Mumbai for questioning.
After preliminary investigation, the police found that Doodhwala’s driving licence was also forged and belonged to his friend of the same name.
“Doodhwala has been booked for cheating, forgery, and using a forged document. Investigations are on in the case,” said VB Patil, senior inspector, Bhoiwada police station. The accused was presented before the Bhoiwada court on Tuesday morning and was remanded to police custody till August 13.