Faridabad, June 24
The police have arrested a 30-year-old engineer in connection with incidents of fraud after stealing debit cards and mobile phones of sportspersons. At least four such incidents have come to light.
The accused identified as Twinkle Kumar, a resident of Sector 7, was nabbed by a team of the cyber crime cell on Tuesday.
A complaint was lodged on June 20 by one Jitender Pratap, a resident of Sector 63, who claimed his debit card and mobile phone were stolen when he was playing cricket on Saturday.
A case under Sections 379, 419 and 420 of the IPCwas registered.
“The accused, who used to work in a private company till a couple of months ago at Gurugram, is addicted to online gambling. To enhance his income, he started stealing debit cards and mobile phones,” an investigating official said.
He said the accused used to target sportspersons who were busy playing and had left their belongings near the spectator area. Twinkle stole the card of complainant Jitender Pratap on Saturday while he was playing cricket and withdrew Rs 80,000.
ACP Anil Kumar said that the accused used to call the customer care centre of the debit card to change the PIN.
“We have recovered Rs 50,000 and the mobile phone used in the crime,” said Sube Singh, PRO of the Police Department.
He added that Twinkle was wanted in at least three similar cases filed in Gurugram district. The accused was remanded in judicial custody today. — TNS
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