Police Nab Infamous ATM Fraudsters In Guwahati

Two ATM swipe machines, two handmade pistols, a fake pistol, cash amounting Rs 18,000 and a newly purchased Fortuner vehicle were seized from their possession.
The items seized from their possession by Guwahati police | Image: Twitter/ Guwahati Police
The items seized from their possession by Guwahati police | Image: Twitter/ Guwahati Police

Geetanagar Police in Guwahati apprehended two ATM fraudsters on Friday for allegedly duping several people of large sums of money.

According to reports, the two committed fraud by duplicating and replacing ATM cards of their victims.

Officials informed that the two detained fraudsters were identified as Mintu Rahman of Ganesh Nagar and Ramez Ali of Barpeta.

Police said that they had looted Chanik Basfar, a resident of Guwahati’s Bamunimaidam area and a retired railways employee of 25 lakh rupees.

They had swapped the ATMs to dupe him of the money. In addition, they also looted Rs 77,000 from a lecturer at Dakshin Kamrup College on August 11. The victim was identified as Lakhi Kalita, a resident of Chandrapur area.

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Meanwhile, police informed that they recovered a total of 36 ATM cards of different banks from the two.

Moreover, two ATM swipe machines, two handmade pistols, a fake pistol, cash amounting Rs 18,000 and a newly purchased Fortuner vehicle were seized from their possession. The seized Fortuner car had registration numbers UP 15 AQ 8888.

Taking to Twitter to inform about the major arrest, Guwahati police wrote, "CGPD team from Geetanagar PS busts ATM swapping gang with the arrest of Mintu Rahman of Ganesh Nagar & Ramez Ali of Barpeta. 36 ATM cards, 2 POS swipe machines, 1 country made pistol, 1 dummy pistol, 1 Toyota Fortuner & ₹18,000 cash were recovered. Further investigation is on."

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