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Anantnag Police arrests a ATM fraudster

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Srinagar,May 10,2018-CNS:-Police Station Achabal received a written application from Habibullah Teli son of Gh. Rasool Teli resident of Uttresso Anantnag stating that while withdrawing cash from ATM at Shangas, Achabal, one unknown person in the garb of assisting in withdrawal of cash, fraudulently exchanged his ATM card and thereafter withdrew an amount of Rs.36000 from his account.

On receipt of this information a case FIR no.134/17 under section 420 RPC was registered in Police Station Achabal and investigation was started.

For the purpose of investigation, CCTV footage of the ATM was obtained and put to analysis. While scrutinizing the footage, the investigation officer observed that the cheater is well aware about the location and spatial angles of capture of CCTV cameras installed and has tactically concealed his face with the help of cap. He has left no scope for the cameras to grab the picture of his face as such avoiding his detection in the video grabs. However the keen observation of the video and other series of frames offered few clues about his appearance.  Frames from video and photographs were further analysed and suspects were called up for investigation. The lead was further developed and identification of suspects was carried out. Finally one Imran Ahmad Sheik Son of Gh.Nabi Sheikh Resident of Hardu-Sichen Dialgam was identified and subsequently detained.

During the course of investigation it came across that the said cheater has duped a lot of people fraudulently during the past few years impersonating himself as ATM guard in the different ATM kiosks. He would tactfully exchange a dysfunctional ATM card when some person would seek his help in withdrawing cash. The said person has been found involved in the following cases of different Police Stations:

  1. FIR NO. 134/2017 under Section 420 RPC of Police Station Achabal.
  2. FIR no.153/17 under Section 420,379 RPC of Police Station Bijbehara
  3. FIR. NO. 17/18 under Section 420, 380 RPC of Police Station  Mattan.
  4. FIR. No. 30/18 under Section 420 RPC and
  5. FIR no.36/08 of Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh, Srinagar.

The investigation was carried out on scientific lines and in a professional manner by Inspector Javaid Ahmad SHO Police Station Achabal.

People are requested not to share their PIN with unknown persons and seek help of only bank officials in case of any inconvenience while withdrawing the cash from ATMs.