A 30-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly cheating innocent persons at the ATMs in Shopian. According to police, the accused Jehangir Ahmad Malik son of Abdul Aziz Malik resident of Gahand village in Shopian district was arrested in this regard.
Detailing the modus operandi of the accused, Dysp.HQ Shopian Zahoor Ahmed informed Kashmir Life the accused used to take position outside the ATM cabins and wait for any person who could not operate ATM. He would then offer a help.
“After taking money, he would change the ATM debit card of the customer and remember the PIN code. He used to give another debit card to the customer after drawing the money,” Zahoor said.
He added later on, he would withdraw the cash from the account of innocent person by using the PIN as well as genuine debit card.
“Few days back we received a complaint from one Mohammad Maqbool Wani son of Abdul Hameed Wani resident of Narewaw that an unknown guy cheated him during his visit to ATM near main branch Shopian, we took swift action and took the matter seriously .After checking the CCTV footage and other sources we could arrest the accused.”Dysp added.
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