Chandigarh: 24-year-old arrested for cheating people by misusing ATM cards

The police officials said that the accused Nikhil Thakur was a drug addict and was cheating people to buy drugs.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 7, 2016 4:25 am

THE UT Police arrested a Sector 45 resident and claimed to have solved six cases of ATM frauds which were registered in different parts of the city. The accused is a graduate and was committing frauds to earn money for sustaining his habit of taking drugs, said the police.

According to police officials, they received a complaint from one Mandeep Kumar, who is an employee in the Income Tax Department in Sector 17. In his complaint which was lodged last month, Mandeep told the police that he went to deposit Rs 9,000 in a State Bank of India branch in Sector 17 on October 17 in the afternoon when he met a youth.

According to Mandeep, he tried to check his balance but the ATM was not accepting his PIN, following which the youth helped him and also asked his PIN number. Mandeep said that when he was leaving the ATM kiosk, the youth handed over him his ATM card but after an hour, he received a message that Rs 9,000 was withdrawn from his account by using his debit card. On this, Mandeep lodged a complaint at Sector 17 police station.

The police officials said that during the course of investigation, they arrested Nikhil Thakur, 24, a resident of Sector 45-A. The accused disclosed that he cheated several people by using their ATM cards. The police officials said that he was a drug addict and was cheating people to buy drugs.

The police officials also said that with his arrest, they had solved six cases of ATM fradus which were registered at different police stations of the city.