One held for cloning credit cards,seven swiping machines,four fake cards seized

The police have arrested a man on the charge of cheating several persons of lakhs of rupees by cloning credit and debit cards of various banks.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 15, 2013 6:02 am

New Delhi: The police have arrested a man on the charge of cheating several persons of lakhs of rupees by cloning credit and debit cards of various banks.

Police recovered four credit cards,seven card-swiping machines,several pan cards and 26 cheque books from the accused Arun Kumar (28),a resident of Mayur Vihar in East Delhi. According to police,they had received a complaint from the chief manager of Federal Bank in Nehru Place that some of his customers had claimed that their credit card accounts had been misused.

Investigations revealed that the swiping machines used for the transactions were registered in the name of Blue Waves Technology,with a registered office in Kalkaji.

When police tried contacting this office,they found that the office had shifted to an undisclosed address.

Police said the POS machine (swiping machine) purchased by the company,which had an account with the Federal Bank,was being used by the accused from his location in Govinpuri.

“We laid a trap on Tuesday and nabbed Arun Kumar from his hideout. He admitted to police that he and an associate named Yasin had hacked into the accounts of several persons and accessed their credit card details. They would then clone the cards using these details. We have to arrest the other associates to know more about their modus operandi. Investigation is on,” a police officer said.

Man poses as transport official to extort money from drivers

New Delhi: Wearing a khaki uniform,he introduced himself as an official of the Transport department. Walking around Kashmere Gate in North Delhi,with a challan book in hand,he bullied local cab and auto-rickshaw drivers and extorted money from them.

He was arrested on Sunday after a cab driver asked him for a receipt in return for a challan he issued. Police identified the man as Mukesh.

The cab driver told police that when he asked Mukesh to show him an ID,he was unable to do so. It was then that the driver alerted police and Mukesh was arrested.

In a complaint given to the police,the driver said he had parked his car near Jamia Market when an official in uniform approached him and told him that he had parked his vehicle illegally and that he would be booked for the offence.

“He was wearing a badge of the Delhi Transport Department and also a badge which read ‘Constable Mukesh’. He asked me produce the vehicle documents and my driving licence. He told me that I will have to pay Rs 5,000 as fine,” the driver said.

When the complainant said he can only pay Rs 200,Mukesh took the papers of his taxi and said he was taking them to the department’s office in ISBT Kashmere Gate and if he wants them back,he should pay the full amount.

“I got suspicious and so asked him to issue me a receipt for the fine amount. I also asked him to produce an ID. When he was unable to give a satisfactory response,I raised the alarm,” the he said. A beat constable heard them and came over. He arrested Mukesh on the spot. “The accused admitted that he used to roam around the area and extort money from taxi,auto-rickshaw and even bus drivers,” a police officer said.

Police have registered a case of cheating and impersonation against Mukesh.

High Court asks for Lokayukta report seeking Sheila’s censure

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a 2011 report filed by the Delhi Lokayukta recommending that the President censure Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for misrepresenting facts by announcing in the run-up to the 2008 Assembly polls that 60,000 low-cost flats were ready.

The High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the Lokayukta’s counsel to submit the report before it,in response to a plea alleging that the government,instead of “cautioning” Dikshit,had diluted the effect of the Lokayukta’s report and asked Delhi government officials to be “more careful” in future.

Advocate Sunita Bhardwaj had filed the plea stating that the CM had given a statement that flats for poor people were ready for allotment under the ‘Rajiv Rattan Awas Yojna’,when they had not even been built. Bhardwaj had also filed the initial complaint before the Lokayukta. The anti-corruption ombudsman in 2011 had issued an order recommending “appropriate action” against Dikshit. However,the order passed by the President had not mentioned Dikshit,and asked the Urban Development Ministry to “be more careful in the future”.

The petition filed before the high court alleges that the competent authority and the Delhi government had adopted a “peculiar and unconstitutional” method in dealing with the report of the Lokayukta. Besides the report,the city government also forwarded its own comments on the report to the office of the President,which was not permissible under the law,says the plea. During arguments before the court,Bhardwaj said the government had issued an warning to “unnamed ministry officials” and “virtually rejected the Lokayukta’s recommendation”.

Bhardwaj also argued that the government failed to follow procedure,and had not even tabled the reports filed by the Lokayukta before the Assembly since they showed the CM in a negative light.

“Counsel for Lokayukta will produce the special report submitted under the Delhi Lokayukta/Uplokayukta Act for examination,” said the high court bench. The court has also asked the government to file an affidavit on whether the Lokayukta report had been laid before the Assembly.

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