He said Chandruji was acting as a middleman and three others, who were among a total of 15 arrested, cloned the ATM cardsusing the CVV data of credit and debit cards.
A total of 140 people, mostly from the U.S.A, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Sweden and Italy, were conned by the gang, he said
The amount siphoned off from the accounts of the victims, running to several crores of Rupees,was invested in movable and immovable properties including luxury cars, the SSP said.
Chandruji would be produced before the court here and remanded to custody tomorrow, Alwal said.
Chandruji, an AIADMK functionary, was expelled from the party after his involvementin the fraud surfaced.
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