Youth found to have `dummy' ATM card in Tendulkar's name

The police arrested the youth, to find out later that it was a dummy card issued by the bank for "educational" purpose.

Shoyeb Doodhwala (21), a college-student, was arrested yesterday after he came out of an ATM centre in Lalbaug area. He was found to have four debit cards of three banks -- ING Vyasa, ICICI and Kotak Mahindra Banks -- police said.

Kotak Mahindra Bank's debit card had Tendulkar's name on it, and the youth could not tell the police wherefrom he got it. Further inquiry inquiry revealed it was a dummy card used by the bank for educational purposes, police said.

They said it was being probed if the other cards too were dummies. "Around 3.00 am yesterday, policemen attached to Bhoiwada police station were patrolling Lalbaug area when they saw Doodhwala spending more than 15 minutes inside the HSBC ATM," said V B Patil, Senior Inspector.

He was stopped by police when he came out. "Doodhwala was frisked and he was found to have Rs 8,640 in cash, and four ATM cards, of ING Vyasa, ICICI and Kotak Mahindra." His driving licence was also found to be fake, with his photograph but someone else's details.

Patil said, "Kotak Mahindra bank debit card has Tendulkar's name on it. The bank's officials said it was a dummy card used for educational purpose at its ATM centres. The dummy card can be seen on the ATM machine, for educating the customers on how to withdraw cash."

Doodhwala has been booked for cheating and forgery, and was produced before a local court today, which remanded him to police custody till August 12.

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