Man held for cheating over 100 ATM users

A 25-year-old man involved in more than 100 cheating cases at bank ATMs in Delhi-NCR has been arrested.

According to police, 19 cases have been solved with the arrest of Imran. Police have recovered a Maruti Alto car from his possession which he had purchased from the looted amount.

The arrest is the result of constant vigil on the movement and information about the accused, said police.

A police team trailing the accused for some time laid a trap in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur
after receiving information about his arrival and nabbed him there.

On sustained interrogation, Imran opened up about his past and told his interrogators how he got into the world of crime.

A school dropout, Imran started off as a milkman but soon fell into bad company and started committing cheating at ATMs along with his fellow villagers from Ghagot village in Palwal, Haryana, said police.

Imran, along with his 16 associates, Waris, Irsad, Khalid, Murslin, Mobin, Mubarik, Wasim, Salim, Shahid, Mustkim, Sahabuddin, Hamid, Isha, Kallu, Jamshed and Asif were involved in more than hundred cases of cheating.

He was recently under arrest at police station sector- 48, Faridabad in Haryana in similar case with his associate Asif.

According to police, Imran disclosed that the gang adopted their strategy depending upon the situation and targeted only those ATMs where no security guard is deployed.

They would enter the ATM booth on the pretext of extending help when some unsuspecting customer is doing his transaction, while one of the members would stand close to the ATM.

First they would strike a conversation with their target and as the customer would enter the amount to be withdrawn, the accused would press ‘clear’ button stealthily after diverting the attention of the costumer, due to which no amount would be withdrawn.

In the meantime, another member of the gang would enter the ATM booth claiming that the ATM was not working. Believing them, the customer would leave without cancelling the further transactions in his account after that the accused would succeed in withdrawing amount from that account.

Further interrogation is on.

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