On July 4, a woman alleged that she went to withdraw cash from an ATM booth in Okhla Industrial Area but the machine was not working properly.
New Delhi: A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Okhla Industrial Area for allegedly withdrawing money from the bank accounts of people after swapping their ATM cards on the pretext of helping them, police said on Sunday.
The accused, Esha Khan, a resident of Palwal in Haryana, was nabbed last week from Okhla Industrial Area while he was going to target his next victim, said the police.
Khan used to come from his hometown and target people in industrial or low suburban areas. He used to search for an ATM booth where there was no guard on duty and the machine was not functional or was out of cash, police said. With his arrest, the police has claimed to have solved three cases.
On July 4, a woman alleged that she went to withdraw cash from an ATM booth in Okhla Industrial Area but the machine was not working properly. She took the help of a person standing in the booth. After a while, she received a message on her mobile phone regarding withdrawal of Rs 30,000 from her bank account and a transaction worth Rs 42,790, said DCP (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal.
On contacting the bank, the woman found that the money was withdrawn using her ATM card. When she rechecked her card, she found that it had been swapped, the DCP said. In a CCTV footage, the accused was seen standing behind the woman at the booth and noticing her ATM PIN when she was withdrawing money.
On the pretext of helping the woman, the accused had swapped her ATM card and withdrawn Rs 30,000 from her bank account and purchased two mobile phones worth Rs 42,790 using the card, the DCP said. Two smartphones, Rs 30,000 cash, and 20 ATM cards have been seized from Khan, he said.