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Six arrested in credit card robbery case

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Apr 8 (UNI) The police here have busted a credit card robbery case by nabbing six people in western suburb of Borivali and also seized 41 credit cards from their possession.

Police Sub-Inspector Mahesh Thakur, attached to Kasturba Marg police station in Borivali, said the gang members--Deepak Rane, Sachin Jadhav, Satish Sawant, Deepak Jha, Sudhir Khot and Ramesh Naidu--used to steal credit cards and make purchases.

He said Rane, the leader of the gang, used to induct the gang members in the service of courier companies as delivery boys on forged documents.

He had inducted Jadhav into an employment of one such courier company recently. After a couple of days of resuming duty, Jadhav was asked to deliver 41 credit cards to the clients, but instead of delivering the cards he ran away with them.

Mr Thakur said the gang members had purchased gold ornaments worth Rs 6.5 lakh on a credit card of one Ajay Agrawal.

After the receipt of credit card statement, Mr Agrawal informed the bank that he had neither received the credit card nor made any transaction, the PSI said.

The bank later made inquiries with the courier company, whose management informed it that the delivery boy had been absconding with the credit cards. The bank then lodged a complaint with them, he added.

The accused were today produced in a Metropolitan Magistrate court at Borivali, who remanded them to police custody till April 10, Mr Thakur added.


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