Aurangabad, Oct 17:
The Pundliknagar police arrested the kingpin and retired naval officer after keeping a vigil for a year, at Mumbai on Friday for running a racket of exchanging the ATM cards and then withdrawing the money from the accounts of the ATM card holders.
The arrested has been identified as Rajesh Shivprasad Yadav (47, native of Uttar Pradesh).
According to the details, Renuka Sachin Raje, a resident of Sarang Society went to an ATM Centre at Pundliknagar Road on August 20, 2019. An unknown person in the pretext to help her to withdraw the money exchanged her ATM card. Later, Rs 60,000 was directly transferred from her account to an unknown account. A case was registered at Pundliknagar Police Station. API, Ghansham Sonawane, PSI Prabhakar Sonawane, employee Praveen Muley and Jalindar Mate started the investigation. It was found that the account on which the money were transferred was of Yadav. The police gained his mobile number and his address. However, the address and the number were fake. The police then searched his another mobile number and kept a watch on him. On Friday, the police received the information that Yadav has came to Mumbai and arrested him at Kandivali West. It was known that he is a retired technical employee of Indian Navy and retired from the services in 2013. Several other people are involved in this racket. He used to get Rs 20,000 in each case.
Meanwhile, when the police reached Yadav’s flat to arrest him, he tried to bribe them by giving Rs 1 lakh and assured returning Rs 60,000 of the complainant. However, without falling prey to his lure, the police arrested him and brought him to the city.