The 21-year-old accused, Shoyeb Doodhwala is a second year college student and a resident of Mahim. Cops became suspicious of him after he went to an ATM to withdraw money and took longer than it should have. After grilling the accused, police found that the card he owned belonged to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
The matter is being probed on whether the accused procured the data of the card to make another dummy card. Investigators also got hold of four different credit cards from Doodhwala including that of Sachin Tendulkar.
"Doodhwala said he got hold of the card from a bus stop in the central suburbs and thought to check it to withdraw money from ATM centres. But we do not believe his claim," said investigators.
"The name on the Kotak Mahindra card showed Sachin Tendulkar," said Vikram Patil, Bhoiwada police, senior inspector
"We have sought the bank to provide details whether the card belongs to Sachin or whether the bank has ever issued such a card. We will get in touch with Sachin after we get the bank's report. Meanwhile we are also getting details of whether he filed any complaint for loss of card," Patil said.
"Doodhwala claimed that he was in urgent need of money and went to withdraw at the ATM," said a cop.
"Initially Doodhwala claimed that he found the card lying at a bus stop. But later he said it is a dummy card that the bank has made and he managed to get hold of it. Probe is on whether he is part of a racket that steals data of the credit and debit cards with the help of skimming machine and uses it to make a fake card," said the investigating officer.
Doodhwala has been charged for forgery and cheating.