The Noida Police on Monday stated they’ve arrested 4 illiterate males for duping individuals in Delhi NCR by withdrawing cash from their financial institution accounts after altering their ATM playing cards utilizing methods they learnt from YouTube. One of many chief motives for his or her crime was to fulfil their girlfriends’ calls for, a police official stated.
The police additionally seized 70 ATM playing cards of assorted banks and two smartphones purchased lately from the ill-gotten cash from them, a senior officer stated.
Noida Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh S stated the 4 accused roamed round in an auto-rickshaw and focused ATMs having no safety guards.
“They’d stand at ATM kiosks and await gullible targets, principally aged individuals or these not very familiar with utilizing ATMs. On the pretext of serving to them, they’d see their passwords after which change their ATM playing cards with pretend ones that they carried,” he instructed reporters.
“The gang members instructed police they’ve been lively for greater than a 12 months now and primarily operated in Delhi and Ghaziabad. The Ghaziabad police have been knowledgeable concerning the arrest of those gang members and they’d quickly be questioning the 4 accused,” DCP Rajesh stated.
He stated the gang members have been arrested by a workforce of Noida Sector 24 police station led by SHO Prabhat Dixit.
The matter got here to gentle after an aged man lately approached the police alleging his ATM card was stolen and cash was withdrawn from his checking account utilizing it, the officer stated.
The sufferer additionally suspected these individuals behind the fraud as he had met them at an ATM kiosk in Sector 11 lately after which he had began receiving notifications of withdrawals on his registered cell phone, the DCP stated.
“One of many notifications stated two cell phones have been bought from a cell store. Monitoring this notification, the police reached the actual store, checked its CCTV footage and developed some clues concerning the culprits,” he stated.
These held have been recognized as Ranjeet Sahni, 29, Prakash Chauhan, 26, Jitendra Sahni, 31, and Arun Singh, 42.
Ranjeet, Jitendra and Arun hail from Bihar and reside in Ghaziabad whereas Prakash belongs to Madhya Pradesh and stays in Noida, the police stated.
DCP Rajesh stated all 4 accused are illiterate however had learnt about duping individuals by altering ATM playing cards by YouTube movies.
An FIR has been lodged at Sector 24 police station and additional proceedings are being carried out, the police added.