The two arrested Romanians and the items seized from them. Photo courtesy: Kolkata Police.
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Kolkata: The two Europeans arrested from Delhi for the ATM fraud in Kolkata have been remanded in 14-days police custody.

The duo ~ Calin Dumitru and Ovidiu Simion of Romania ~ were brought to Kolkata by a morning flight today on a transit remand. They were produced in the Bankshall Court in the city during the day and the judge accepted police’s prayer for remand.

Kolkata Police have released photographs of cloned debit cards, masks, card cloning device, Indian and European currency notes, etc. But the faces of the two Romanians, who appear to be in their 30’s, have been masked as the cops want to conduct a test identification parade first as per laid down law.

It may be noted that following the 80-odd cases of money being siphoned off by using cloned debit cards of several people in Kolkata in the last one week, the city police formed a special investigation team. The team scanned the CCTV footage from three ATM counters in the city and came across two suspected men seen installing skimmers to ATM counters sometime in April-May.

Tracking this, the special investigation team ended up in Delhi and caught the two Romanians from Munirka in South West Delhi. The team then raided their apartment at Hauz Khas and made the recoveries.

Kolkata Police said that they need to interrogate the duo to bust the entire module and its modus operandi.

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