Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

As being reported in one of the local media, A large-scale ATM fraud has been busted wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been siphoned off in the past few days in Kolkata. The police have recovered at least 18 fake ATM cards from their possession. A face mask and two passports have also been seized by the police. The arrested accused are slated to be brought to Kolkata for further investigation. A special investigation team of Kolkata police has arrested two Roman nationals from south Delhi in connection with the alleged fraud. A large-scale ATM fraud has been busted wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been siphoned off in the past few days in Kolkata. A special investigation team of Kolkata police has arrested two Roman nationals from south Delhi in connection with the alleged fraud. The ATM cards seized by the cops were black, with no names or numbers.

 

Kolkata joint police commissioner, Pravin Tripathi, saying that as they began the investigation, they found that most of the money had been withdrawn from an ATM in south Delhi.

 

Some customers of Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank reportedly got a message about money being debited from their accounts. A team of Kolkata police was rushed to south Delhi and the personnel were stationed outside the ATM in plain clothes. Two foreign nationals were spotted repeatedly going inside the ATM. The police later detained them and recovered 18 ATM cards from their possession.

Meanwhile, banks have assured the affected customers that if they submit a copy of FIR, the money would be credited to their account in the next seven to 10 days. Those who have been hit by the fraud include 10 bank employees and one assistant general manager of a private sector bank.

 

by Sawan Kumar on August 5, 2018

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