Agartala: In a significant development, the deputy commissioner of police (crime), Guwahati has issued a look-out notice against two Turkish nationals with photographs and details over their alleged involvement in the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) skimming fraud fraud cases on Monday.
It has been alleged that the suspected cyber criminals from Turkey have stolen huge amounts of cash from ATMs through ATM-cloning devices installed in Agartala.
The Paltan Bazar Police Station in Guwahati has registered a case against two persons — Hakan Zanburkan and Fettah Aldemir — who allegedly placed skimmer machines at ATMs in Delhi, Mumbai, Agartala, Kolkata and Guwahati.
A total of 46 number of cases were registered in regards to ATM fraud through which the miscreants allegedly installed card skimmers and cameras in the ATM booths to collect the debit/credit card credentials of unsuspecting customers and thereby withdrew money from Mumbai and other parts of the country, the look-out notice undersigned by Jayanta Singh, deputy commissioner of police (crime), Assam Police Commissionerate Guwahati, said.
According to the police notice, Hakan Zanburkan carries a Turkish passport (bearing passport no: U20434249 and visa no: VK5801891). Fettah Aldemir also carries a passport (bearing no: U10266187) issued by Turkey with Visa No: VL0146808.
The Guwahati police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 379 of the Indian Penal code (IPC) against the two fraudsters. Two teams of the Guwahati police are in Delhi and Mumbai in search of the two accused persons.
Till Monday morning, a total of 28 cases were registered only in Sadar Sub-division of Tripura.
The Guwahati police also provided two telephone numbers- 8474077791 and (0361) 273-0056 requesting people to inform the police in case the two fraudsters are seen anywhere.