A gang of ATM cheaters was busted with the arrest of three persons who had duped 200 persons on the pretext of helping to withdraw money, police said on Friday.
Police said the accused have been identified as Amir, 22, Munna Deswal,32, and Harun Ali, 32, all residents of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. They were arrested on Thursday on a tip off when they came to Maujpur area of east Delhi.
“During investigation of the previous cases of ATM cheating, the police teams identified Amir, Deshwal and Ali behind these crimes in various areas of north and east Delhi. When they came near Maujpur chowk on a stolen bike, they were apprehended. 43 ATM cards of different banks were recovered from their possession,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajit Kumar Singla.
He said that during interrogation, the accused said that they identified the victim and stood in queue behind them to note their ATM card pin number as they punched it to withdraw the money, or sometimes tampered with the ATM that the ATM would not function and the victim was bound to take their help to withdraw money.
“They then swiftly changed the original card with duplicate ones and later used them to withdraw the money from their accounts,” said Singla, adding they committed the crime to get money to live a lavish life.