Police Arrest ATM Fraudster, Burglar in Kashmir Parts



J&K Police Wednesday apprehended an ATM fraudster who had duped ATM users in Srinagar while cops in Ganderbal also nabbed a burglar recovering the stolen property within hours of committing burglary in a school in Nunnar, a police statement said this evening.

“A lady ATM fraudster was active in Srinagar for the last few weeks and duped many ATM users of their money,” the statement said. “The lady used to exchange the ATM while offering help at the ATM kiosks in Srinagar. Later, the lady used to withdraw money from the ATM’s.”

“Last evening, a complainant lodged a report in police station Sher Garhi that Rs 40,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from her ATM. A case FIR no. 44/2015 under section 379/RPC was registered and investigations team headed by SHO Sher Garhi Mohammad Issaq utilizing technical and other recourses succeeded in zeroing in on the fraudster lady,” the statement read.

“She has been taken into custody and is being questioned for similar offences in other parts of city.”

Meanwhile, a complaint by Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Nunnar, Ganderbal lodged in Police station Ganderbal alleging that some unknown burglars had broke into the computer lab of the institution by cutting the iron grills and decamping with 2 computers along with its accessories besides other articles worth Rs 3.5 Lakh. “A case vide FIR No 118/2015 under section 457,380/RPC was registered and investigation was taken up leading to the arrest of culprit Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of  Saloora, Ganderbal,” said the statement. “All the stolen property was recovered from his residence.”

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