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3 arrested in ATM fraud cases, skimming devices seized

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Three persons including an engineering college dropout, have been arrested from the city by Police for their alleged involvement in fraud cases, a said today.

Two skimming devices, mobile phone, one laptop and pinhole cameras have been seized from their possession, the said.

The of an outlet at Elgin Road in South caught a man while he was trying to insert a skimming device into the machine last evening, he said.

The who handed over the person to the police, has been awarded for his brave act by the Police.

The police arrested the man, who was identified as Rohit Nair, an engineering college dropout from

Two of his associates - Sahil Khan and Sudhir Rajen - were arrested from the airport area and from the CIT Road respectively, the said.

Nair and Khan were staying in a south Kolkata hotel while Rajen had put up in an accommodation in Howrah, he said.

"We are trying to find out whether the three persons have any links with the Romanian nationals arrested in connection with the same case," the said.

Nearly 80 customers of nationalised banks in the city have been duped by fraudulent transactions made using cloned debit or credit cards.

The has formed a SIT to probe into the matter.

Two Romanians have been arrested from for their alleged involvement in the ATM fraudulent withdrawal cases.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 11:20 IST