Kolkata: A large-scale ATM swindle has come to light wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been stolen in the past few days in Kolkata. According to the reports of special investigation team of Kolkata police, two Roman nationals arrested from south Delhi in connection with the alleged fraud.
The police have found at least 18 fake ATM cards from their possession, as the reports of Prabhat Khabar. Police said that a face mask and two passports have also been seized. The all arrested accused is lined up to be brought to Kolkata for further inquiry.
10 bank employees and one assistant general manager of a private sector bank involved in the fraud. For now, banks have assured the victims that if they forward a copy of FIR, then money would be credited to their account in the next seven to 10 days.
The fraud appeared when few customers of Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank reportedly got a message about money being debited from their accounts around five days back. Customers then approached their respective banks and the fraud was exposed.
Kolkata joint police commissioner (crime) Pravin Tripathi was quoted as saying that they began the investigation and found that most of the money had been taken out from an ATM in south Delhi.
To find the accused, a team of Kolkata police was rushed to south Delhi and the officers were stationed outside the ATM in plain clothes. Two Romans were spotted over and over again going inside the ATM. later the police arrested them and found 18 ATM cards from their possession.