Malkangiri, Aug 29
Three members of an inter-state ATM theft gang were arrested in New Delhi and brought back here, police said today.
A laptop, 190 fake ATM cards, fake and original voter identity cards, PAN cards, passport and magnet data entry cards were seized from their possession, said Akhileswar Singh, Superintendent of police, Malkangiri.
The accused were identified as Dijan Majumdar (31) of Maharashtra, Asit Dutta (35) of Bardhaman district in West Bengal and Sonal Likhar (25) of Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Earlier, nine members of the gang, including its mastermind Haridas Biswas and five members of his family, were arrested in Malkangiri. Incidentally, the sister of Haridas was a police constable.
Following information received from Haridas, the SP deputed a police team to New Delhi to arrest the three other culprits.
The team from Malkangiri, with the help of cyber crime police at New Delhi arrested the three miscreants from Greater Kailash area of New Delhi, Singh said adding that their pictures were captured during the act on the CCTV camera. They were staying in Delhi in a rented accommodation and committing the crime.
The gang members were withdrawing money from various bank ATMs with the help of the fake cards and withdrew about Rs 50 crore in Odisha alone.
Besides, they have withdrawn money from many bank ATMS from different parts of the county, including Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi.
On interrogation, they confessed that they were employed by Biswas in the illegal trade. (PTI)