ATM fraud case solved, accused arrested

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Feb 25: Police in Bandipora today said to have solved an ATM fraud case by arresting an accused involved in the commission of the crime within 24 hours along with stolen cash.
As per police, on February 23, PS Bandipora received a complaint from Farooq Ahmad Mir of Nadihal stating therein that an unknown person fraudulently exchanged his ATM Card while he was at ATM in Bandipora to withdraw some cash and the accused has withdrawn an amount of Rs 30,000 from his bank account.
Accordingly, police said, a case vide FIR No. 30/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Bandipora and investigation was initiated.
Police said that a team headed by SHO PS Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora was constituted.
“During the course of the investigation, few suspects were zeroed in with the help of technical support and subsequently identification parade of the suspects was held,” police said.
During identification, one suspected person identified as Khalid Ramzan Mir son of Mohd Ramzan Mir resident of Kaloosa Bandipora was marked by the complainant, police said.
“During questioning of the marked suspect, he confessed to have committed the crime. On his admission, an illegally withdrawn cash amount of Rs 23,000 and 02 ATM cards were recovered from his residential house,” police said.
He has been arrested and shifted to the police station where he remains in custody, police said, adding further investigation is in progress.