Kolkata police arrested a couple; 26-year-old electronics engineer and her husband were arrested on charges of credit card fraud.
Bornita Das Roy, a resident of Bidhan Abasan in Salt Lake, allegedly stole her aunt’s credit card and made purchases worth Rs 24,998. The police have seized bought items from her unemployed husband’s residence in New Barrackpore.
Both Bornita and Raju Das were produced at Sealdah court today and have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. Bornita has been residing with her father B N Roy, a doctor, said police. “Bornita is from a well-to-do family but we have found that she stole the credit card and made the purchases,” said Officer-in-Charge, Manicktolla police station, Debasish Baidya.
According to the police, Bornita’s aunt Kalpana Sarkar is a resident of 254, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Road under Manicktolla police station area. She is a geography teacher at Siksha Niketan School, and she lost her credit card on December 14.
She reported about the loss of her credit card to her bank. Two days later, after her reporting to the bank about the case she discovered that purchases worth Rs 24,998 had been made using her card. Then she lodged a complaint in Manicktolla police station.
During the investigation it was revealed that the card was last seen in her house, the day Bornita had come to visit her.
“She and Raju planned the heist carefully. She knew where the credit card was usually kept in Kalpana’s room. On December 12, both of them purchased jewellery using the credit card in the Big Bazar supermarket off VIP Road. Later, she went to another showroom in Ultadanga and bought a cell phone with the same card,” said an officer of Manicktolla police station.