Two arrested on charge of ATM card frauds

Two arrested on charge of ATM card frauds

The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 25

The city police today arrested two persons who were allegedly involved in withdrawing money from the accounts of gullible persons by exchanging their ATM cards on the pretext of extending a helping hand.

The suspects were also involved in incidents of robbery and snatching. The duo have been identified as Deepak Kumar, alias Deepu (33), and Sooraj Kumar, alias Mohit (22), both residents of the city.

A mobile phone, a motorcycle, weapons and four ATM cards of different banks have been recovered from their possession. Deepak used to at a garment shop and was also involved in drug peddling.

The police said cases under the NDPS Act had already been registered against Deepak at the Maqsudan police station in 2017 and at the Bhogpur police station in 2018.

The police said he came in contact with other accomplices and they also got involved in duping people of their ATM cards and then withdrawing money.

“On the pretext of telling victims about using the ATM card, they would exchange it and then withdraw a large amount of money,” the police said.

Two cases have been registered against Sooraj in Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala in this regard. The police said they had accepted that they had committed the crimes in the Nakodar, Bhogpur, Lamma Pind, Sodal and Rama Mandi areas.

The police have registered cases under Sections 392, 382, 379-B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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