Monday, July 28, 2008

Police arrested three persons and busted credit card racket

Police busted another credit card racket by arresting three persons identified as Vipin, Hazari and Ghanshayam, aged between 25 and 30. Accused did shopping worth Rs 30,000 with the fake credit credit. The accused had replaced the original credit card of Adarsh Khanna with the fake one.

On June 27, the victim Adarsh Khanna had applied for a credit card to Kotak Mahindra Bank. The police arrested the three accused on July 23.

DCP (Outer) Sagarpreet Hooda told, "Later a man, posing as a bank representative, who identified himself as Arun, came to meet him. He took Khanna's ICICI Bank credit card to take an impression of it. He replaced it with another credit card deceptively. Khanna soon realized this and called the customer service to block the card, but it nearly took three hours and by that time the accused person had indulged in shopping worth Rs 30,000".

On the other hand, one Nitin, who claimed to have been calling from Kotak Mahindra Bank called Khanna, and inquired whether his executive had verified documents.

When Khanna described the incident to him, he said that he will ask his executive to come back and return the card, but nothing happened and later on Nitin's mobile phone was found to be switched off.

The police came to know that the accused had purchased two mobile phones and shirts from a mall in Inderlok. Later on they stopped using their mobile phone and even left their rented accommodation.

Yet, police was able to caught the three accused from Rohini with the help of CCCTV image and recovered the credit card belonging to Khanna. Police from them was also able to seize goods purchased with the help of credit card.

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