The denizens Of Delhi University‚Äôs North Campus heaved a sigh of relief as the police caught hold of two masterminds,both in their early 20s,who were accused of targeting ATM users in and around Delhi.Both of the accused criminals used to dupe ATM users around the Delhi University Campus and took advantage of more than a dozen innocent people.
Surprisingly,both of the accused turned out to be students of Delhi University only – one of them,Dharmendar is a DU graduate and Prince Kumar is pursuing his graduation from Delhi University as well.
The accused were highly meticulous about planning their scandalous crimes,taking every possible measure to avoid their linkage to the fraud.They even got a motor bicycle financed on fake documents,so as even if the motor bicycle was caught in CCTV footage,the police won‚Äôt be able to reach them.But a minuscule mistake landed them in police‚Äôs snare.One of the accused allegedly provided his genuine mobile number while registering the vehicle,the tracing of which eventually landed them into police‚Äôs hands.The police were successful in tracing the mobile number from the registration number of the motor bike and it eventually led to police getting hold of these frauds,who had been on the run for 3 months.
Their latest victim was Nandan Singh,a retired lab assistant from Hindu College.Singh had visited the ATM situated in Hindu College on 1st December 2017.He planned on withdrawing INR 10,000 when the duo approached him and distracted him.
Manipulating him into believing that the money was taking too long,they tricked him into handing his card to them and they conspicuously exchanged the card with a fake one.It was last week that Singh realised that he had been tricked and an amount of INR 5,000 had been withdrawn from his account.The police began probing once Singh complained to them and also scanned the CCTV footage to ensnare the criminals.
The arrests have led to a recovery of more than INR 89,000 that the accused have cheated off their innocent victims.