Three held for ATM fraud in Ludhiana, 72 debit cards recovered
A gang of ATM fraudsters with busted with the arrest of three of its members. As many as 72 ATM cards of different banks were recovered from them.
Those arrested are Tarun Sharma, 23, of Surjit Nagar; Shubham Singh, 23, of Gurdaspur and Pankaj Kumar, 27, of Bihar; while their accomplice Gurdev Singh of Giaspura is yet to be arrested.
The accused would offer help to those struggling to withdraw money from the ATM, particularly the elderly and the illiterate, and then exchange their ATM cards after getting their PIN number.
Additional deputy commissioner of police Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said a roadside eatery on Lohara Road was raided, following a tipoff. The accused were caught while they were waiting outside an ATM.
The accused, who were produced before a court on Friday, were sent to police custody. A case under sections 420 (cheating), 34 ( common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged against the accused.
Four cases of cheating are already registered against the accused at Division 7 and Moti Nagar police stations while Pankaj is wanted in a drug peddling case.
Bengaluru traffic police has suggested visitors of Lalbagh Botanical Garden's Independence Day flower show to prefer public transport as the area is facing constant traffic jams due to a huge number of visitors. People from all over Bengaluru are visiting the flower exhibition which is happening after a two-year break because of Covid-19. Brothers of Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivrajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar, were also present at the event.
Minutes before Chief Minister Eknath Shinde decided to include Sanjay Rathod as a minister at the last moment, on Tuesday, a call was made to Pune police seeking information on the status of the case registered at Wanowrie police station. As the CM was informed about the status, decision was taken to include Rathod in the cabinet. A 22-year-old TikTok star, Pooja Chavan, died on February 8, 2021 near her rented apartment.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday appointed an other backward class leader, party MP Arun Sao, as the new president of its Chhattisgarh unit in place of prominent tribal leader Vishnu Deo Sai who held the post since June 2020. Sao (53), a first-time MP from Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency, was made the new chief by BJP national president JP Nadda, a letter issued by organisation secretary Arun Singh stated.
The Congress on Tuesday met Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai seeking his intervention in what it claimed were the plans of neighbouring Karnataka to construct dams on the Mahadayi river in violation of a Supreme Court order. The two states are locked in a dispute over sharing of the river's water, considered the lifeline of Goa. Goa has accused Karnataka of carrying out construction to divert the river water without authorisation.
Lucknow: Paying rich tributes to the heroes of the Kakori train action on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that India attained independence in 1947 after years of struggle and innumerable sacrifices. “Today, as we celebrate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', we must not let our differences divide us and weaken the country, rather we should collectively contribute towards a prosperous India,” he said.