Kolkata: City police have arrested three more persons for alleged involvement in the Kolkata ATM fraud.
One of them has been arrested from an ATM counter at Elgin Road in central Kolkata, another from Kolkata airport while trying to flee, and the third one from a hideout at CIT Road in the city.
The trio has been identified as Rohit Suresh Nair and Abdul Sayed alias Sahil Khan of Mira Road Mumbai, and Sudhir Rajan of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh. With this, the number of persons arrested in the ATM fraud case has jumped to five; two Romanian citizens were arrested from Delhi last week.
Police today said that the trio had gone to a private bank ATM counter at Elgin Road yesterday. One of them, Rohit entered the counter, the remaining two waited outside. The two security guards at the ATM counter noticed Rohit take out a suspicious device from his pocket.
This made the guards raise an alarm making passers-by assemble. They also called up Bhowanipore police station. During this, Sudhir and Sayed escaped but Rohit was nabbed by the guards and the people present.
A police team arrived at once and took away Rohit. On searching his mobile phone, they came across the photographs of Sudhir and Sayed. Taking printouts of these, Kolkata Police detectives took positions at all the railway stations in the city and at the airport.
They met with success when Syed was nabbed at the airport in the evening while trying to take a flight to Mumbai. To deceive police, he had by then shaven off his beard but to no avail. By quizzing him, police reached a hideout at CIT Road and arrested Sudhir.
According to Kolkata Police, a laptop, a card skimmer, hard-disk, etc. have been recovered from the hideout. Police said that the trio came to Kolkata about a week ago. They had siphoned money from using cloned cards from ATMs in Mumbai and Kolkata in June-July.