Crime and Accident

Member of card fraud gang arrested

Member of card fraud gang arrested

New Delhi: A 21-year-old man was arrested for duping people across the country by illegally obtaining credit and debit card details and transferring money in his fake bank accounts.

Sandeep Mandal was arrested in Jharkhand from where his gang used to cheat people, after a complaint was lodged by a person here that someone fraudulently obtained his credit card details and made various transactions from his bank account, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Surender Kumar said in a release.

After getting clues, a police team laid a trap and arrested Mandal from Jharkhand’s Girdih district, he said.

The team also recovered items worth lakhs of rupees from him, including an expensive camera, three high-end cellphones, branded shoes and two passbooks.

Police said it is now on the lookout for the kingpin of the gang, which the accused is a member of, Pintu Mandal, allegedly a wanted Naxalite. Pintu’s house in Girdih has already been raided and various articles worth lakhs of rupees that the gang bought online have been recovered.

During interrogation Mandal revealed that the gang, which operated form Girdih and used to call up people posing as officials and sought their card details for renewal of the same and then misused the information to fraudulently transfer money in their fake accounts.

“From these accounts they used to make online shopping/ transactions and cheated innocent persons. Further probe of the case is in progress to catch the kingpin of the gang,” Kumar said.