Thieves using new, simple method of stealing from your ATM

Jammu, August 20: The Vijaypur Police recently worked out a cheating case of withdrawing money fraudulently from the SBI Bank account of one Kuldeep Raj of Chak Salaria, Tehsil Ramgarh in District Samba.
On August 8, Ankush Sharma S/o  Kuldeep Raj submitted a written complain in which it was stated that after Kuldeep withdrew Rs.800/- from the State Bank ATM opposite Railway road Vijaypur on July 7, an additional amount of Rs. 21800/- were withdrawn from his bank account without his knowledge.
Kuldeep had taken the assistance of some men inside the ATM to withdraw money. Police said a case under FIR No.100/2016 U/S 420/379/34/ RPC was registered at P/S Vijaypur and the investigation was started.
During investigation, three suspects – Dharminder Kumar S/o Jantri Prasad R/o village Madar Binduwalia, tehsil Padona, district Khushi Nagar (U.P), Dharminder Singh S/o Gurdeep Singh R/o W.No.13, Patel Nagar, Kathua and Narender Kumar S/o Chatru Ram R/o W.No.14 Nag Nagar, Kathua – were arrested and after sustained interrogation, they admitted the commission of offence.
Method Employed 
The trio used to generally stand in and around ATMs looking to ‘help’ old and vulnerable customers struggling to use ATM cards for transaction. However, these men also possessed duplicate cards of the banks which they would swipe with the originals after getting to know the original card’s PIN.
A total of 25 cards were found from their possession as well as stolen cash to the tune of Rs.17000/- was also recovered from the accused. The trio was also found to be involved in a similar offences in the jurisdiction of Police Station Ghagwal were case under FIR  No.66/2016 U/S 420/379/RPC stands registered and the further investigation of the same is going on.


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