Inter-state gang of fraudsters arrested from Madhya Pradesh

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 23:27 IST

Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India], November 2 (ANI): An inter-state gang of fraudsters were arrested by Aurangabad police from Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

The miscreants were allegedly involved in exchanging ATM cards of people in the name of helping them and later withdrawing money from their accounts.

On being produced before the local court, it granted five days polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to all the accused.

Aurangabad Rural Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr Arti Singh refused to reveal the identity of the accused saying that it could influence the investigation.

She also said that the possibility of a big racket committed by these accused in different parts of the country cannot be ruled out.

Singh further said that the culprits targetted the people who go to withdraw money from ATM kiosks and quickly exchange their cards when the people needed their help.

The incident came to light when one of the victims, Sudhakar Mahske from Aurangabad, got a withdrawal message on his mobile phone.

He immediately registered a compliant in Vaijapur police station on September 11, 2017 against unknown persons who had withdrawn Rs. 77, 000 from his account by using his original ATM card, which was exchanged by the accused on September 8.

Police with the help of cyber crime officials swung into action after the complaint and arrested the accused from Balaghat, Singh added.

The accused have confessed to the crime after custodial interrogation by the police.

Singh further added that these accused have cheated more than 100 people so far from across the country. (ANI)