ATM Card Skimmers Arrested

TMB Report

Imphal: In a breakthrough of ATM Card skimmer in the state, a team of Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS)/CID (CB) has arrested three persons suspected to be involved in ATM Card skimming on Thursday around 4:30 pm.

The arrested miscreants has been identified as Sanjay Kumar (35 years), son of Chanda Singh of Sultanpuri, Nithari, Delhi; Krishan Rana (29), son of Rajbir Of Bhiwani, Haryana and Ashok Kumar (38), son of Balbir of Sultanpuri, Delhi.

Addressing media person at the office of CID Crime Branch (CB), SP/CID (CB) Joyce Lalremmawi said that acting on an information and alertness of one Sagolsem Johnson, a staff of Huiyen Lanpao Newspaper and the local public, the (CCPS)/CID (CB) team rush at Kwakeithel Sega Road where a suspected ATC Card skimmer was detained by the public and took custody of him and later it was learnt that the suspected person was Sanjay Kumar.

The SP said, upon interrogation, Sanjay disclosed that he along with two their accomplice’s identified as Krishan Rana and Ashok Kumar arrived in Imphal on Wednesday and was staying in a hotel in MG Avenue, Imphal.

The two accomplice’s were also nabbed by a team of (CCPS)/ CID (CB) led by Additional SP/CID (CB) N. John, OC-CCPS under the supervision of SP/CID(CB) from North AOC, Imphal, while they were trying to flee the State, the SP added.

The SP also said that the team were able to recovered some vital evidences/clues from the three suspected miscreants including mobile phones and documents, details of some ATM cards suspected to have been skimmed by these miscreants ever since their arrival in Imphal on Wednesday.

The holders of these cards are being contacted so that they can take necessary precautions like blocking their cards, issuing of new ATM cards, etc., the SP added.

The SP further said that one of the miscreants, Sanjay Kumar has claimed to have thrown away the Bluetooth Card reader used in skimming while fleeing along Kwakeithel Sega Road.

The SP appeals the public to hand over the Bluetooth Card reader if found as vital evidences could be embedded in the device.

A case FIR No. 21(2)2020 of Cyber Crime Police Station has been registered against the arrested miscreants and investigation is going on.

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