Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Police nab ‘frequent flyer’ ATM scam gang

Jaipur: A joint team of Jaipur police and CID-CB has seized 75 ATM cards and over Rs 2 lakh from an inter-state gang of scammers who arrived at Jaipur airport from Hyderabad on Monday.

Police identified the arrested men as Zuber Khan (32), Luqman (37), Saddam Khan (35), Mustaq Meo (28), and Idris Meo (29), all residents of Deeg district.

Officers said that the district special team (DST) of Jaipur police and the CID-CB unit intercepted information that the Mewat-based gang was flying in from Hyderabad and will land on Monday at Jaipur airport.

Police arrested all five of them on Monday and took them into custody for interrogation. Additional SP Narrotam Verma said that police learnt that the accused used to board flights to different states with bank ATMs of different persons to withdraw money from cooperative bank ATMs located in remote areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,etc.

“The accused would withdraw money in small amounts and then ask the cardholder to file a complaint with the bank, claiming that money was withdrawn without their permission. The bank would then deposit the money withdrawn,” Verma said.

06/09/2023 Times of India

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