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Four ATM fraudsters arrested in Hyderabad

Published: 4th Dec 2021 11:39 pm

Hyderabad: Four persons, who were allegedly involved in cheating banks by tampering with automated teller machines (ATMs), were arrested by the Chandrayangutta police on Saturday.

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According to the police, Asif Khan (23), Mohd Sadik (22), Mohd Abdul Rehan (22) and Mohd Sohail (24), visited ATM kiosks in various parts of the city and used debit cards to withdraw cash but tampered with the ATM.

“When the machine dispenses cash, they held the currency notes for 30 seconds till the machines shows a technical error and attempts to pull back the cash. They would then pull out the notes forcefully and go on to lodge a complaint with the bank saying the machine did not dispense cash,” Falaknuma ACP Mohd Abdul Majid said, adding that one of the gang members would block the view of the CCTV cameras in the kiosk.

On specific information, the Chandrayangutta police arrested the four persons, from whom ATM cards and mobile phones were seized. They were produced before a court and remanded.

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