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Four arrested for ATM fraud in west Delhi

The suspects would cheat people to maintain their luxurious lifestyles

delhi Updated: May 19, 2019 07:23 IST
Press Trust of India
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After Shukla would spray chemicals on the closed circuit television cameras of the ATMs, Saini would install skimming machines, which save passwords when money is withdrawn(File Photo)

Four men have been arrested for allegedly cheating 88 persons by cloning their ATM cards in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar, police said Saturday.

The accused have been identified as Dharmendra Saini (38), Siddharth (30), Sunil Kumar (36) and Mayank Shukla (27), they said.

According to the police, Saini and Siddharth were previously involved in over three dozen cases of ATM fraud in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.

“The arrest was made after the suspects were captured on CCTV footages of the two ATMs where they withdrew cash from,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Monika Bhardwaj said.

During interrogation, the suspects said they targeted ATMs where security guards were not present.

After Shukla would spray chemicals on the closed circuit television cameras of the ATMs, Saini would install skimming machines, which save passwords when money is withdrawn, Bhardwaj said.

Later, the gang would clone a card, the officer said.

The suspects would cheat people to maintain their luxurious lifestyles, she said.

They bought the skimming machines online and had installed them at ATMs in Dwarka, Mahipalpur, Palam, District Centre and Vikas Puri area, the officer added.

The police have recovered over ₹15 lakh cash, 300 white cards for cloning, 85 used cards, 30 debit cards, small cameras and several other high-end gadgets.

Three vehicles were also seized from the suspects, Bhardwaj said.

Efforts are being made to ascertain the cheated amount and the source of the recovered electronic devices and country-made pistol, police said, adding they are trying to nab the other accused involved in the case.

First Published: May 19, 2019 04:51 IST