Fake ATM card racket busted, one held in Kaithal

Fake ATM card racket busted, one held in Kaithal

Agency News

Kaithal, Aug 11 : A person of a gang, which used dupe people by taking their ATM cards and swapping it on a machine to produce a fake card, was arrested in a raid here, police said on Sunday.

The accused has been identified as Pardeep alias Parveen of Masoodpur village of Hansi. At least 25 ATM cards, two scanners, Rs 1,500 in cash and a motorcycle were recovered from him.

DSP Kulwant Singh said one Jaswinder Singh of Harsola village in Kaithal had gone to SBI ATM on Karnal Road here on August 6. Two youths followed him and offered help and withdrew Rs 5,000 twice from his account. In the catch of the moment, one of the youths swapped Jaswinder's ATM card on a machine in his hand and when he inquired they both fled from the spot with Rs 10,000.

The accused during interrogation confessed that he along with his accomplice Vijay of Lohchab of Jind had duped people in separate incidents in Patran, Tohana, Fatehabad, Narwana , Zeerakpur , Jind , Panchkula , Kurukshetra , Pehowa , Karnal , Delhi , Khedar Hisar and many other places.(UNI)