The gang who took out money by tampering with the ATM was exposed, used to execute the crime like this, three arrested
Jabalpur Police has busted a gang involved in tampering with ATMs of banks and withdrawing money. The police have arrested three people, including an engineering student. Superintendent of Police (SP) Siddharth Bahuguna said on Wednesday that the accused used to target only ATM machines of a particular company. The accused have been arrested from the Garha area of Jabalpur city on Tuesday.
He said that several ATM cards, a car, Rs 65 thousand cash, screwdrivers and other such tools and two mobile phones have been seized from the accused. The arrested accused have been identified as Vijay Yadav (25) and Gagan Katiyar (23), engineering students from Kanpur, and Ajit Kumar Singh (40), residents of Varanasi.
revealed like this
The SP said that the police came to know about the gang when an employee of the software company servicing these ATMs lodged a complaint with the Sanjeevani Nagar police station. He said that the complainant received a message on a mobile phone on the morning of June 1 about a technical fault in an ATM from Garha area. When he reached the spot, he saw that a person was extracting money with tweezers by inserting a screwdriver into the machine.
Withdraw 77 thousand rupees
He told that seeing the complainant coming there, the person fled from there. Later investigation revealed that a total of Rs 77,000 was withdrawn from ATMs through nine transactions, which were not visible in the debit records of the machine.
Used to take ATM from friends and relatives
Bahuguna said that during the investigation it was found that the accused had taken ATM cards from friends or relatives to carry out the crime. He had also taken ATM cards of poor laborers by giving them 500 or 1,000 rupees. The card was only used to activate the machine. Later, money was withdrawn using tools like screwdrivers and tweezers.
The crime committed in these states
The SP said that the three accused have confessed to withdrawing money from ATMs made by the same company in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. He told that Jabalpur police is in touch with the police of other states for a detailed investigation of the matter.