Delhi Police arrested men involved in ATM cloning

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police said on Friday that they have arrested two persons for cloning ATM cards across the country.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West) Mr. Devender Arya said that the accused have been recognized as Krishna Gopal (22) from Kakrola and Sumit Gola (30) from Mandawali. The police said they have seized around 300 cloned cards, one skimmer device and one countrymade pistol with two extra live cartridges from the possession of the accused.

Mr. Arya said that the police got a tip-off regarding the whereabouts of the accused persons on Thursday following which a trap was laid near Mahipal Pur and the two were apprehended after a brief chase.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to the police they used to fit a skimming machine in the ATMs of Delhi, NCR and other States, including Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh to collect data for the purpose of cloning. After this, the accused would detach the skimmer from the ATM and extract the data in encrypted form.

The accused associated with a few software engineers who used to decrypt the data for them. The officer added saying that Gopal used to withdraw the money. He was involved in two similar cases in Odisha and Ghaziabad.

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